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TfGM celebrates decade of investment in region’s transport network

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is celebrating a significant landmark following a decade of ‘unprecedented’ investment in and development of the region’s transport network. The start of April marks exactly ten years since the current organisation was born, after a reform of local Government in Greater Manchester granted the Greater …

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Cycle route linking all English cathedrals to be launched in Bike Week

A new cycle route linking every English cathedral is set to be launched in Bike Week, thanks to a partnership between the Association of English Cathedrals, the British Pilgrimage Trust, Cycling UK and Sustrans. It will link all 42 Church of England cathedrals in a new initiative to promote greener …

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Leicester City Council to invest almost £1 million on Anstey Lane improvements

Leicester City Council is planning to invest almost £1million to improve part of Anstey Lane, and the adjoining Buckminster Road, to help encourage more people to make the shift to walking, cycling and public transport. The work will be paid for through the Transforming Cities Fund following the city council’s …

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West Yorkshire cycling and walking ‘off-highway’ routes see rise in usage

The number of trips recorded on West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect ‘off-highway’ cycling and walking routes increased by 60% during the last six months of 2020. Figures also show that increases in active travel seen in West Yorkshire during the first phases of the COVID-19 pandemic in spring 2020 have …

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Work due to complete this spring on cycling and walking schemes across Leeds

Work will complete this spring on several cycling and walking schemes across Leeds which have been accelerated through the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect programme. Working in partnership with Leeds City Council and Sustrans, more than seven kilometres of new segregated cycling and walking routes will be delivered across Leeds …

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Residents asked to feedback on plans for low traffic neighbourhood in Trafford

Residents in the Walton Road area, Trafford, are being asked how they’d like to improve the streets where they live as part of plans to create a series of new low-traffic neighbourhoods across Greater Manchester. Low-traffic neighbourhoods, known locally as Active Neighbourhoods, focus on prioritising the movement, health and safety …

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Work to begin on four major new cycling infrastructure projects across London this month

Construction work will begin on four major new cycling infrastructure projects across the capital this month, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and TfL have announced. 260 kilometres of high-quality cycle routes have been delivered since May 2016 and the need to create space on London’s roads for walking and …

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Just 36% of local authorities have School Streets in place, new data shows

New data has shown the majority of local authorities do not have school streets in place for when UK school children return to the classroom, despite statutory guidance from the Government. The #BikeIsBest campaign partnered with the climate charity Possible to submit Freedom of Information (FOI) requests to 151 local …

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Mayor calls for council to reinstate Kensington High Street cycle lane

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is calling on the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) to reinstate protected cycle lanes on Kensington High Street after independent research found a majority of local residents support them. RBKC removed the cycle lanes last year, seven weeks after building them. The …

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Invest in transport system that better supports nation’s health, charity urges policymakers

Research by the Health Foundation has highlighted the link between the quality of transport and the country’s health. Examining the impact of the pandemic, the research has noted that national lockdown measures have had a disruptive impact on the use of transport. Levels of car use fell to a third …

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