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Hertfordshire County Council seeks views on walking and cycling improvements

Hertfordshire County Council is seeking views on walking and cycling improvements across the county. £6.4 million was secured through the Government’s Active Travel Fund in November 2020. The council has identified 11 different proposals across six towns, which will be a combination of new walking and cycling facilities, as well …

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Local authorities allocated £500 million to fix potholes across England

Councils across England have been allocated their share of £500 million for highways maintenance, with the funding expected to fix the equivalent of ten million potholes across the country. It is the second of five equal instalments from the £2.5 billion Potholes Fund, providing £500 million a year between 2020/21 …

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Council seeks views on new cycling and walking schemes in Cheshire

Cheshire East Council is seeking people’s views on a second phase of active travel schemes to boost cycling and walking, following additional Government funding. The proposals, which are out for public consultation, aim to help deliver the council’s priorities of making its towns safer, healthier and more welcoming. The council …

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Report outlines next steps for Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Zone

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) will receive an update on the next steps to produce the final GM Clean Air Plan at its meeting on 29th January. A report published today has confirmed that the final plan – including proposals for a GM-wide charging Clean Air Zone – will be …

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Swindon Borough Council seeking views on locations of new cycling stands

Swindon Borough Council is seeking views on where people would like to see cycle stands located in the town. Over the last few months, the council has carried out a number of improvements to cycle routes in the borough thanks to £731,500 in funding from the Government’s Active Travel Fund. …

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Half of schools in UK towns and cities ‘could readily roll out School Streets’

A new report published yesterday has revealed that half of all schools in UK towns and cities could readily roll out School Streets to improve local air pollution and road safety. Assessing the current status and future potential for School Streets in London, Birmingham, Leeds and Bristol, the report has …

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Pure Electric calls on Government to fund £50 million-a-year ‘Cycle in Retirement’ scheme

Pure Electric has called on the Government to encourage over 65s to get back in the saddle through a new, nationwide ‘Cycle in Retirement’ scheme. Under the plans, retired Brits would be given a 20% discount on a new bike or e-bike of their choice through a voucher scheme linked …

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Bike shops can remain open in new national lockdown

Bike shops are among businesses which can remain open during England’s national lockdown announced yesterday by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The PM last night instructed people to stay at home to ‘control the virus, protect the NHS and save lives’ in a decision that follows a rise in infections, hospital …

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Greater Manchester to deliver cycling and walking routes using Government’s Active Travel Fund

A further 24 miles of permanent walking and cycling routes will be delivered across Greater Manchester using £15.97 million from the Government’s Active Travel fund, formerly the Emergency Active Travel Fund, Transport for Greater Manchester announced today. The funding will see 25 schemes delivered across all ten councils to provide …

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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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