Tag Archives: Infrastructure

Leeds’ £6.9m investment in cycling and walking accelerated by COVID

Construction work to further boost West Yorkshire’s cycle and walking network, which will play a vital role in the region’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, has been brought forward as part of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s emergency response in partnership with Leeds City Council. Work has started on a …

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Temporary cycle network to aid Liverpool’s COVID-19 recovery

A network of temporary cycle lanes will be introduced in Liverpool to help kick-start the city’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson has greenlit a £2 million package to introduce potentially up to 100km of pop-up cycle lanes along key routes into and within Liverpool city …

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£250 million ‘emergency’ active travel fund unveiled

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has unveiled plans to boost greener, active transport and create a “new era for cycling and walking”. Pop-up bike lanes with protected space for cycling, wider pavements, safer junctions, and cycle and bus-only corridors will be created in England within weeks as part of a £250 million …

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Greater Manchester pledges £5 million for ‘bold’ active travel plans

Greater Manchester’s council leaders have committed to creating enhanced space for pedestrians and people on bikes across the city-region, to enable people to keep their distance for safe essential journeys and exercise during the COVID-19 lockdown and through recovery. Brought together under the Safe Streets Save Lives campaign, local authorities …

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BA calls on members to lobby local MP and council for ’emergency infrastructure’

The Bicycle Association has called on its members to lobby their local MPs and councils for emergency cycling and walking infrastructure. “It looks like we’ll soon be moving to a new phase in the UK response to COVID-19,” said the BA. “Before we do, there’s a short window of opportunity to …

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Leicester creates temporary cycle lane to help key workers during COVID-19

A new cycle track has been put in place in Leicester to help key workers who are cycling to work during the COVID-19 lockdown. Highways bosses at Leicester City Council have created the temporary cycle route by coning off one lane of Aylestone Road between its junction with Almond Road …

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Milan to expand cycle paths after COVID-19 lockdown

Milan is to introduce a scheme to reallocate street space from cars to cycling and walking after the COVID-19 restrictions are eased. Local authorities have announced that 35 kilometres of streets will be made more accessible to cyclists and pedestrians over the coming months. The Strade Aperte plan aims to …

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Councils urged to make space for cyclists during lockdown

Councils in England, Scotland and Wales are being urged to follow the examples of Brighton, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Glasgow and install measures to make cycling and walking safer. Cycling UK has written to council leaders in Great Britain providing a guide on how councils can put in place measures during …

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Sustrans calls on local authorities to reallocate road space to walking and cycling

Sustrans is calling on local authorities to adapt roads and streets to ensure people stay safe and can travel actively during the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this month, the Department for Transport updated temporary guidance regarding Traffic Regulation Orders in England. It gives local authorities more powers to reallocate road space …

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New Zealand Government to fund temporary cycleways post COVID-19 lockdown

The New Zealand Government is to provide extra funding to help councils expand footpaths and roll out temporary cycleways to help people keep  two metres of physical distance after the Alert Level 4 lockdown. “When people begin to return to city centres following the lockdown we want them to have …

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