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New polling reveals support for transport and air quality measures across UK

New polling has shown ‘significant’ public support for further transport and air quality measures following the Government’s decision to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030. The results also reveal public support for stricter air pollution limits, which would help tackle air pollutants from other sources, …

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Views sought on proposals for Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Zone

Greater Manchester’s mayor and local authority leaders are urging businesses and residents to give their views on proposals for the ‘biggest’ Clean Air Zone outside London and to help in pressing for Government support funding. People are being asked for feedback on key elements of the Category C* charging Clean …

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What does the Spending Review mean for cycling?

Chancellor Rishi Sunak yesterday unveiled 2020’s Spending Review, with £257 million announced for cycling and walking in 2021/22 in order to encourage more active travel. However, according to Cycling UK, the Government is ‘failing’ to meet its own commitments and objectives for funding cycling and walking in England, with the …

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Government seeks views on boosting rural transport connectivity with e-bikes and digital mapping

Drone deliveries and digital mapping for easy-to-access walking and cycling routes could soon be a reality for people living in rural areas across the UK, following the launch of a call for evidence to help develop the Government’s Future of Transport: rural strategy. The Future of Transport: rural strategy – …

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Public overestimates opposition to new bike lanes by 50%, research shows

The public sees the benefits of more bike lanes in the UK but overestimates opposition by more than 50%, research commissioned by Cycling UK has shown. The charity said it is concerned this ‘incorrect perception’ of public opinion is preventing councils from having the confidence to roll out new cycle …

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Sustrans urges Government to build on £2 billion for walking and cycling to meet active travel targets

Sustrans has responded to the UK Government’s ten-point plan for a green industrial revolution, saying a 20%-60% reduction in traffic by 2030 is needed in order to meet climate targets. The charity said that the best way to reduce vehicle trips is to make it easier for people to walk, …

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E-bike prices could be cut by up to a third to encourage more cycling

E-bike prices could be cut by up to a third to offer commuters a “sweat-free” way to cycle to work, The Times has reported. Details of the package are set to be unveiled next spring, with trials beginning in the next five months. According to The Times, the subsidy scheme will …

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Government releases £175 million for cycling and walking infrastructure across England

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has today given councils across England £175 million to create safe space for cycling and walking, as surveys and independent polls show strong public support for high-quality schemes. The money, part of the £2 billion announced for cycling and walking in May, will fund measures including …

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West Yorkshire Combined Authority secures £10 million funding from Active Travel Fund

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has secured an additional £10.053 million from the Government’s Active Travel Fund. This newly announced funding is in addition to the £2.5 million already secured in July 2020, as a part of the first bidding phase, bringing the total secured to support the region’s transport …

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Insync to build 50,000 new bikes between now and Christmas

Insync has unveiled plans to build 50,000 new bikes between now and Christmas. The brand, owned by India-based Hero Cycles, has welcomed the Government’s decision to allow bike shops to continue trading during the second lockdown, saying it was the correct move to include bike shops in England in the list …

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