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APPGCW launches inquiry to help shape Government’s upcoming CWIS 2

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Cycling and Walking (APPGCW) is to hold an inquiry to assess what is required to meet the country’s active travel potential, ahead of the Government’s upcoming second Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS 2). The Government published the first Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy in …

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Insurer calls on Government to change “outdated” pothole funding allocation to protect cyclists

Local Government insurer Zurich Municipal is calling on the Government to give greater focus to cycle paths and footways in its pothole fund. In 2020/21, there was a 15% increase in highway maintenance budgets – partly due to the Government’s £2.5 billion Pothole Fund. However, Zurich said councils have been …

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New Devon road scheme set to provide new cycling and walking routes

A new road scheme to improve journey times, provide new cycling and walking routes and support the construction of thousands of homes in Devon will receive more than £38 million of government funding. The project will see an overhaul of key transport links in the county, including plans to upgrade …

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Citrus-Lime calls for Government to be ‘more transparent’ about commitment to increase cycling

Citrus-Lime has joined calls for the Government to be more transparent about its commitment to increase the take up of cycling. CEO and founder Neil McQuillan has echoed comments made by Roger Geffen, Cycling UK’s policy director, who has accused the Government of burying its own research. In May last …

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Government invests £18 million in cycle training for children and families

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has today announced £18 million for cycle training across the country to ensure children and their families have the confidence to choose active travel, as the Government encourages everyone to walk or cycle where possible. The funding, which is managed by The Bikeability Trust charity, will …

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Fourth batch of Fix Your Bike vouchers now available

The fourth batch of Fix Your Bike vouchers is now available. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has today announced another 150,000 vouchers to give away, helping people get their bike road-ready for spring. The last batch went in under 48 hours, he added in a tweet. Today I’m announcing ANOTHER 150,000 …

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Latest batch of Fix Your Bike Vouchers released

The third batch of Fix Your Bike vouchers is now available. The Government has released 150,000 on this occasion. “The scheme is open to anyone in England who has an unused cycle in need of a repair,” said the website. “However, as there are a limited number of vouchers available, …

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Cycling UK accuses Government of ‘hiding evidence from Parliament’ by suppressing cycle funding report

Cycling UK has accused the Government of ‘hiding evidence from Parliament’ by suppressing a report showing current levels of investment for cycling and walking fall ‘far short’ of what is needed to get England moving again. The charity has called for the publication of the report which it believes will …

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Just 36% of local authorities have School Streets in place, new data shows

New data has shown the majority of local authorities do not have school streets in place for when UK school children return to the classroom, despite statutory guidance from the Government. The #BikeIsBest campaign partnered with the climate charity Possible to submit Freedom of Information (FOI) requests to 151 local …

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Budget ‘airbrushing out any role for cycling’ in plans for post-pandemic recovery, says Cycling UK

Cycling UK has said the Chancellor Rishi Sunak is “airbrushing out any role for cycling in plans for a post-pandemic recovery” in its assessment of his claims that the Government is one “to invest in new infrastructure”. The charity said the lack of cycling and walking in his address to …

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