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Cycle to Work scheme participation more than doubles

The number of employees joining the Cycle to Work scheme has more than doubled as commuters make plans for returning to the workplace, amid growing concerns about the safety of using public transport as lockdown eases. New data from the Cycle to Work Alliance shows that in June there was …

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Combined Authority secures funding for cycling and walking plans in West Yorkshire

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has been successful in securing its full allocation of £2.513 million from the first phase of the DfT’s Emergency Active Travel Fund, worth a total £12.5 million, to deliver the initial programme of proposals. The Combined Authority is agreeing the final details of schemes with …

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Rental e-scooter trials to be allowed from this weekend

New regulations allowing trials of rental e-scooters will come into force on 4th July, transport minister Rachel Maclean has announced. The first trials are expected to begin the following week. Local authorities and devolved administrations hosting the trials can allow or run the rental schemes in their areas, as outlined …

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Long-term plans to increase permanent cycleways in Oxfordshire

Longer-term plans for permanent increases in cycleways are set to lead to a step-change in Oxfordshire’s cycling infrastructure. A series of plans by Oxfordshire County Council, combined with a £2.9 million two-stage Government grant, will transform residents’ experience of cycling as part of a move to support active and healthy …

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Details released on Government’s Fix your Bike Voucher Scheme

The Government has released details on the Fix your Bike Voucher Scheme and how to register as a bike repairer. The scheme allows members of the public to receive a voucher worth up to £50 towards the cost of repairing a bike. The vouchers can only be used with bike …

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Wheels for Wellbeing calls for Government to prioritise freedom of movement of disabled people

Wheels for Wellbeing has issued a statement asking the Government and local authorities to prioritise the freedom of movement of disabled and older people in post-lockdown Britain. The charity points out that lockdown is having a greater detrimental impact on disabled people, who are more likely to have been self-isolating, …

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Oxford installs additional bike parking spaces at park and rides

Oxford City Council has begun the installation of 130 additional bike parking spaces at Park and Rides to help commuters cycle the last miles of their journey into the city. The work will see 64 new bike parking spaces installed at Redbridge Park and Ride, 42 new spaces installed at …

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£2.9 million approved to improve cycle and pedestrian facilities in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

The Combined Authority of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has approved the spend of £2.9 million to improve cycle and pedestrian facilities across the region, of which £575,000 is to be spent over the next eight weeks on rapid, pilot upgrades to get more people walking and cycling. The funding has been …

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New laws to help councils keep cyclists safe

Cyclists will have safer journeys thanks to new laws coming into force from 22nd June, cycling minister Chris Heaton-Harris has announced today. Local authorities in England will have new powers to use CCTV to issue penalty charge notices to drivers who park or load illegally in mandatory cycle lanes, putting …

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Pop-up walking and cycling routes coming to Dorset

Residents are being asked to highlight congested walking and cycling routes to help shape pop-up travel infrastructure in the Dorset Council area. With the increased demand for walking and cycling – as well as capacity issues on public transport – during social distancing measures, a £225 million emergency active travel …

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