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Highways England funding to bring cycling benefits to Cornwall

Highways England has announced a multi-million pound boost for cycling, heritage and wildlife projects for communities along the A30 in Cornwall. The company, responsible for managing and maintaining England’s major A roads and motorways, is pumping £27 million into the county for a wide range of initiatives including a variety …

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A64 work will ‘improve cycle safety’

Cyclists and walkers along the A64 will benefit from £1.3 million of safety improvements thanks to a special Highways England fund, the Harrogate Advertiser reports. The two major schemes are being carried out at Tadcaster Bar and Musley Bank, and the projects have been developed to provide ‘more attractive, safe, accessible …

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Highways England partners with Sustrans to encourage people to cycle

Highways England has partnered with Sustrans to deliver a £3 million boost to encourage more people to get on their bikes. It is working closely with the charity to help provide safer crossings and connect cycle schemes on England’s busiest roads with the charity’s 16,505 mile National Cycle Network. Sustrans has …

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New survey results to drive improvements in paths and crossing facilities

More than three quarters of cyclists and pedestrians are satisfied with their experiences of motorways and A-roads, a new survey has found. The research was carried out by independent road user watchdog Transport Focus and covered the North West and East Midlands. It measured the impact of inadequate signage, unsuitable …

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Withdrawal of proposed cycling ban on A63 a ‘victory for common sense’, says Cycling UK

A decision by Highways England to withdraw a proposed ban on cyclists using the A63 near Hull is a ‘victory for common sense’, Cycling UK said today. The national cycling charity launched a campaign last year to fight the ban and delivered almost 10,000 letters of protest to Highways England …

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£800,000 Stansted cycle path upgrade opens

A section of the national cycle network linking London Stansted Airport with communities across Essex has reopened after a £800,000 upgrade. When work started in December, cyclists commuting to the airport were having to navigate the tricky junction eight of the M11, and were often put off using what was …

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Authorities have spent £43.3 million dealing with potholes

BikeBiz recently published the news that half of all cyclists have been harmed after riding into potholes. The research, which was conducted Cycling UK and Cycling Weekly, was aired in a BBC 5 Live investigation. Cycling UK has now revealed new findings showing that local authorities have spent at least …

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Highways England cycling ban “nonsensical”

Cycling UK has delivered almost 10,000 letters of objection to proposals by Highways England to ban cyclists on the A63 near Hull. The plans to ban cyclists on the 15-mile stretch of road between the North Cave interchange and the Daltry Street interchange were raised following concerns about road safety. …

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Highways England cyclist ban “deeply concerning,” says British Cycling

British Cycling and Welcome to Yorkshire have issued a joint response to Highways England, following its proposal to introduce a ‘prohibition of cyclists’ order on the A63 trunk road, near Hull. The two organisations, along with Cycling Time-Trials, have called the proposal ‘deeply concerning’ in an official objection. British Cycling …

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Highways England plans “entirely unreasonable,” says Cycling UK

Highways England’s proposal to ban cycling from parts of the A63 is “entirely unreasonable and lacks both evidence and analysis” says national cycling charity Cycling UK. Highways England is seeking to impose a cycling ban just 15 miles from Hull on the A63 between the North Cave Interchange and the …

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