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Sustrans welcomes Government’s urban strategy for future of mobility

Walking and cycling Sustrans has welcomed the Government’s Future of Mobility: Urban Strategy, which was announced yesterday. The review will explore regulations around new types of vehicles including e-scooters and e-cargo bike trailers, how sharing data can improve services by reducing congestion, and how journey planning and payment can be …

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Public Health England’s air quality review is ‘a significant step forward’

Public Health England’s air quality review is a ‘significant step forward’, walking and cycling charity Sustrans has said. The publication outlined a set of recommendations on how the Government can improve air quality, including banning cars outside schools, investing more in clean public transport and foot and cycle paths, as …

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Work begins on Doncaster community cycling facility

Work on a new cycling facility at Doncaster Dome has begun, thanks to a cash injection from the Places to Ride capital grants programme, designed to provide a ‘lasting legacy’ from the 2019 UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire. The site will be transformed into a modern cycling area and …

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What’s next for UK cycleways?

Government plans for a ‘world-class’ national cycleway stretching the length of the HS2 railway line, which remained hidden for more than two years, were finally revealed in October. The Government-commissioned report detailed a cycleway of unprecedented ambition throughout England, linking communities up on a more than 1,000-mile route, in an …

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Government to fund research on pothole repair

Funding for new technology that could help stop potholes from forming has been announced by transport secretary Chris Grayling. The Government will provide £22.9 million for research and trials on new surface materials or pothole repair. Real-world tests of new road surfaces and technologies in eight local authorities will see …

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More cycling could “prevent 34,000 life-threatening illnesses” in seven UK cities by 2040

An estimated 34,000 incidences of eight life-threatening conditions, including type two diabetes, stroke, breast cancer and depression, would be prevented in seven cities between 2017 and 2040 if cycling increased at rates like those seen since the millennium in London, Sustrans has claimed.  The charity published a ‘first of its …

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Cycling towards a greener future

In September, hot on the heels of the Department for Transport’s call for evidence on last-mile deliveries – to reduce delivery emissions, particularly from diesel vans – the Government pledged a £2 million subsidy to encourage the usage of e-cargo bikes. In a nutshell, businesses will soon be able to …

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Government in “serious danger” of missing cycling and walking targets

The Government is in “serious danger” of missing its targets to increase levels of cycling and walking in England unless there is an increase in funding, three leading cycling and walking charities said yesterday. Giving evidence to the House of Commons Transport Committee inquiry into Active Travel, Cycling UK, Sustrans …

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Sustrans calls on Government to take ‘meaningful’ action on road transport emissions

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has launched a new strategy with the aim to “clean up our air and save lives”. The measures set out in the Clean Air Strategy will cut the costs of air pollution to society by £1.7 billion every year by 2020, rising to £5.3 billion every …

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Commuting by bike to ‘become easier in new year’ following funding boost

Commuting by bike is set to become ‘easier’ in 2019 as new facilities are set up at stations across the country. In the latest in a series of funding boosts, £1.6 million of Government investment will help people make cycling a ‘seamless part of their daily journey’, cycling and walking …

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