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APPGCW releases inquiry report into Government’s upcoming CWIS2

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Cycling and Walking (APPGCW) has released its inquiry report into the Government’s upcoming second Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS2). Supported by Brompton Bicycle, the report makes a number of detailed and wide-ranging recommendations, seeking to assist the development of the upcoming CWIS2. These recommendations …

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More than £1 million now available to help children access cycle training

More than £1 million in funding is now available for pilot projects which will help children and teenagers learn how to cycle, the Bikeability Trust has announced. The Widening Participation Fund is being released to the Bikeability Trust by the Department for Transport to help the Government achieve its ambition …

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Cycling in Wales up 68% due to lockdown

Cycling in Wales increased by more than 68% during 2020 even as motorised traffic on Welsh roads fell to levels not seen since the 1990s, according to new Welsh Government research. Cyclists peddled 320 million vehicle kilometres (vkm) on Welsh roads in 2020, up from 190m vkm just a year …

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BCP Council secures £247,000 grant to encourage cycling and walking

BCP Council has been successful in securing an extra £247,000 grant from Central Government to help encourage cycling and walking in the conurbation. The money has been awarded from the DfT’s Capability Fund and is ringfenced specifically for activities that promote active travel. The funds will be used to provide …

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WYCA secures funding boost to support more people walking and cycling

Residents and businesses across West Yorkshire are set to benefit from increased access to active travel provision after the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) secured £1.35 million from the DfT’s new Capability Fund, following a submission to the Government in April. Communities across the region will receive a boost in …

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£338 million package set to boost cycling and walking across country

The active travel boom seen throughout the pandemic will ‘continue to thrive’ thanks to a £338 million package to boost cycling and walking across the country, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced. Infrastructure upgrades, changes to The Highway Code and new requirements to ensure that active travel schemes’ effects are …

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‘New tools needed’ to support rollout of active travel networks

The UK’s pandemic-induced love of walking and cycling can become a societal shift only if local authorities are equipped with the means to come up with meaningful incentives to leave our cars at home, Teralytics CEO David Reed and CKDelta managing director Geoff McGrath have said. They are calling for …

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Government unveils transport decarbonisation plan for cleaner air and healthier communities

The Government has launched a ‘groundbreaking’ transport decarbonisation plan, aiming to create cleaner, quieter cities and communities. The plan provides a ‘greenprint’ to cut emissions from our seas and skies, roads and railways, setting out a pathway for the whole transport sector to reach net zero by 2050. As part …

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IPPR calls for greater focus on affordable and clean transport alternatives to cut overall car use

The UK Government’s upcoming plan for decarbonising transport must focus on improving people’s quality of life – and this cannot be achieved through a shift to electric vehicles alone, a new IPPR report has argued. IPPR analysis of the Committee on Climate Change’s sixth carbon budget shows that, without additional measures being …

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