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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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Views sought on proposals for Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Zone

Greater Manchester’s mayor and local authority leaders are urging businesses and residents to give their views on proposals for the ‘biggest’ Clean Air Zone outside London and to help in pressing for Government support funding. People are being asked for feedback on key elements of the Category C* charging Clean …

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What does the Spending Review mean for cycling?

Chancellor Rishi Sunak yesterday unveiled 2020’s Spending Review, with £257 million announced for cycling and walking in 2021/22 in order to encourage more active travel. However, according to Cycling UK, the Government is ‘failing’ to meet its own commitments and objectives for funding cycling and walking in England, with the …

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Government seeks views on boosting rural transport connectivity with e-bikes and digital mapping

Drone deliveries and digital mapping for easy-to-access walking and cycling routes could soon be a reality for people living in rural areas across the UK, following the launch of a call for evidence to help develop the Government’s Future of Transport: rural strategy. The Future of Transport: rural strategy – …

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Public overestimates opposition to new bike lanes by 50%, research shows

The public sees the benefits of more bike lanes in the UK but overestimates opposition by more than 50%, research commissioned by Cycling UK has shown. The charity said it is concerned this ‘incorrect perception’ of public opinion is preventing councils from having the confidence to roll out new cycle …

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