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Sustrans urges Government to build on £2 billion for walking and cycling to meet active travel targets

Sustrans has responded to the UK Government’s ten-point plan for a green industrial revolution, saying a 20%-60% reduction in traffic by 2030 is needed in order to meet climate targets. The charity said that the best way to reduce vehicle trips is to make it easier for people to walk, …

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E-bike prices could be cut by up to a third to encourage more cycling

E-bike prices could be cut by up to a third to offer commuters a “sweat-free” way to cycle to work, The Times has reported. Details of the package are set to be unveiled next spring, with trials beginning in the next five months. According to The Times, the subsidy scheme will …

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Government releases £175 million for cycling and walking infrastructure across England

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has today given councils across England £175 million to create safe space for cycling and walking, as surveys and independent polls show strong public support for high-quality schemes. The money, part of the £2 billion announced for cycling and walking in May, will fund measures including …

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West Yorkshire Combined Authority secures £10 million funding from Active Travel Fund

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has secured an additional £10.053 million from the Government’s Active Travel Fund. This newly announced funding is in addition to the £2.5 million already secured in July 2020, as a part of the first bidding phase, bringing the total secured to support the region’s transport …

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Insync to build 50,000 new bikes between now and Christmas

Insync has unveiled plans to build 50,000 new bikes between now and Christmas. The brand, owned by India-based Hero Cycles, has welcomed the Government’s decision to allow bike shops to continue trading during the second lockdown, saying it was the correct move to include bike shops in England in the list …

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West Sussex’s Government-funded temporary cycleways to be removed

The Government-funded temporary cycleways in Crawley, East Grinstead, Horsham, Shoreham and Worthing are to be removed, West Sussex County Council has announced. Government funding for the pop-up cycleways was announced in May this year, with the aim of providing more safe space for people to cycle and help reduce pressure …

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Bike shops in England permitted to remain open in lockdown

Bike shops are among businesses that will be permitted to stay open as England gets ready to enter lockdown tomorrow, 5th November. To reduce social contact, the Government has ordered certain businesses and venues to close, including all non-essential retail, indoor and outdoor leisure facilities, entertainment venues and personal care …

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Free ride initiative extended in Norwich to help essential journeys

Norfolk County Council and Beryl have extended their free ride initiative to keep Norwich moving during the approaching lockdown. Starting from yesterday, 2nd November, Norfolk County Council and Beryl are offering 30 minutes free riding on the pedal bikes and 15 minutes on the e-bikes between 7:30am-9:30am and 3:00pm-4:30pm. The …

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Transport experts warn of ‘traffic gridlock’ in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

Britain could be heading for traffic gridlock in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, transport experts have warned, as workers continue to shun public transport in favour of commuting by car. Although motor traffic on Britain’s roads decreased at the height of the national lockdown, Government figures show it is …

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Leeds’ Clean Air Zone ‘no longer required’, review finds

Leeds’ planned Clean Air Zone is no longer required thanks to businesses switching to cleaner vehicles faster than expected, a joint review by Leeds City Council and central Government has concluded. Senior councillors will discuss the conclusions and proposals to voluntarily introduce new air quality targets that go further than …

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