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Trial cycle paths removed in Sutton town centre

Sutton Council has removed the pop-up cycle lanes in Throwley Way and St Nicholas Way, reinstating the traffic lanes for use by motor vehicles. The trial measures were launched in September 2020 to create a dedicated space for people to cycle and provide a safer, active, greener travel alternative to …

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Bolton opens new CYCLOPS junction, nine more set to be delivered in 2021

The ‘UK’s second’ CYCLOPS (Cycle Optimised Protected Signals) junction has opened in Bolton. Following the launch of the UK’s first CYCLOPS junction in Royce Road, Manchester in July 2020, the Bolton junction is part of a wider £7.6 million scheme designed to deliver a more integrated network in Bolton town …

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North East Lincolnshire Council awarded £2 million for new cycle superhighway

North East Lincolnshire Council and its regeneration partner, ENGIE, have been awarded £2.2 million of Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (GLLEP) funding to construct a new cycle superhighway from Grimsby to Immingham. The project is worth a total of £2.6 million, with £400,000 contributed by the council and private sector, …

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Council to ‘revisit’ decision to remove temporary cycle lanes on High Street Kensington

Kensington and Chelsea Council will be ‘revisiting’ the decision to remove temporary cycle lanes on High Street Kensington, following representations from groups and partners in the borough. The council’s leadership team will look again at the factors, the evidence, and views from all sides of the debate, but without the …

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Works begin on £210,000 scheme to improve walking and cycling access to Dewsbury rail station

Works are underway on a £210,000 scheme to improve walking and cycling access to Dewsbury rail station, which is being delivered as part of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect programme. The scheme, which is being delivered in partnership with Kirklees Council, is aiming to make it easier for people …

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Green light given for £3.1 million boost for walkers and cyclists in Salford

Liverpool Street Corridor is set to benefit from a £3.1 million boost for walkers and cyclists. Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett made the decision to award the contract at the Procurement meeting on 6th January. It will see improved routes for walkers and include segregated cycle lanes for those on …

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Work to make cycling and walking easier in Stafford set to start next week

Highways improvements to make it easier for cycling and walking in Stafford are set to start next Monday, 11th January. The improvements at South Walls will include widening of the pavement to create a shared cycle and walking space and new crossings with the existing two-lane road being reduced to …

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Work begins on new segregated cycle lane in West Yorkshire

Work has started today, 4th January, on a new 1.5-kilometre segregated cycle lane which will provide a boost for West Yorkshire’s growing network. The construction of a new cycle lane on Dewsbury Road, Leeds, is part of a £6.9 million package of new infrastructure delivered through the Combined Authority’s CityConnect …

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Cycling UK urges councils to ‘be brave’ over cycle lanes

Cycling UK has published a report for councils urging them to ‘be brave in the face of a vocal minority of opposition’ to new cycle lanes. The Active Travel Funding report has taken evidence from four national opinion polls carried out in 2020 which show widespread support for more cycle …

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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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