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Government launches ‘bounce-back’ plans for consumer and retail industry

Exports minister Graham Stuart MP has announced a series of new measures to support businesses in the consumer and retail industry to export overseas as part of efforts to help the sector recover from COVID-19. The new measures will offer immediate support to businesses by ensuring specialists provide advice on …

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Reaching WHO targets for air quality ‘could boost UK economy by £1.6 billion’

Reaching WHO targets for air quality could boost the UK economy by £1.6 billion annually, according to a new study. The report by CBI Economics, ‘Breathing Life into the UK Economy’, commissioned by the Clean Air Fund, found that three million working days a year are lost to air pollution …

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Free socially distant cycle training now available across West Yorkshire

Free socially distant learn to ride and beginner cycle training is being made available across West Yorkshire. The cycle training scheme is being delivered as part of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect programme, which is aimed at enabling more people to travel by bike and on foot, in partnership …

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Free bike ‘health’ checks to be offered to mark completion of Chichester cycleway

Free, bicycle ‘health’ checks will be offered to mark the completion of the Chichester temporary cycleway next Tuesday, 25th August. The ‘Dr Bike’ gazebo will be set up in the Northgate car park near the new cycleway from 11am to 1pm. Experienced cycle trainers and mechanics will be on hand …

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Cycling UK rolls out scheme to help cyclists get their bikes repaired

Bike shops, cycle mechanics and community centres in more than 150 locations across the country will be part of Cycling UK’s free pop-up bike-fixing services, aiming to fix thousands of damaged or forgotten bikes. The charity has estimated that there are more than 16 million unused bikes in the UK. …

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Halton secures £208,000 for walking and cycling projects across borough

Halton has secured £208,000 of Government funding to accelerate walking and cycling projects across the borough. Initial schemes have been identified by interpreting transport model data and passenger travel numbers in line with Government guidance. Phase 1 temporary pop-up schemes are being implemented over the next few weeks in three …

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Pure Electric calls for Government action to prevent UK ‘transport crisis’

Pure Electric has written to the Government asking for ‘urgent action’ to prevent the UK from being overwhelmed by a ‘transport crisis’ this autumn. Cycling and walking activity increased as the UK entered lockdown, however while public transport use remains well below 50%, data shows that car and lorry use …

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Work begins on segregated cycle lane in West Yorkshire

Work has started on a new three-kilometre segregated cycle lane in West Yorkshire. The construction of the new cycle lane on Elland Road, Leeds, is part of a £6.9 million package of new infrastructure delivered through the Combined Authority’s CityConnect programme, which is aimed at enabling more people to travel …

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Active travel schemes set to boost Cheshire East’s COVID-19 recovery

Cheshire East Council has revealed its first active travel projects as part of plans to support the borough through recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Nine new schemes will come into effect this month as a first phase to improve routes to schools and workplaces, boost social distancing, encourage walking and …

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First wave of walking and cycling plans in Kent announced

The first wave of schemes to encourage walking and cycling in Kent has been announced. In total there will be four 20mph schemes, two town-wide schemes in Faversham and Tonbridge and two town centre schemes in Margate and Tunbridge Wells. These schemes are being introduced through an Experimental Traffic Order, …

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