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Brompton and climate charity Possible launch ‘Name Our Lanes’ campaign

Climate charity Possible has teamed up with Brompton Bicycle and Covent Garden to launch ‘Name Our Lanes’, a competition to name London’s cycleways. This comes following a boom in cycling in the capital as more people are choosing to travel by bike during the COVID-19 pandemic. To mark the duration …

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Latest £730,000 section of Castleford to Wakefield Greenway opens

The latest £730,000 section of the Castleford to Wakefield Greenway has been officially opened. The 1.3-kilometre section of new route completes a missing link in cycling and walking infrastructure between Castleford and Green Row at Methley Junction. It has been delivered through the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect programme, aimed …

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Oxfordshire County Council fast-tracks Sustrans project in response to pandemic

Oxfordshire County Council has fast-tracked a scheme at Chilton Road in Upton to make it easier for people to walk and cycle as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The temporary scheme, which will provide more space for people to walk, wheel and cycle and restrict access for …

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Regent Street plans unveiled with new cycle lanes and parking hubs

The Crown Estate and Westminster City Council have unveiled plans to ‘transform’ London’s Regent Street, helping to deliver a greener, cleaner, safer and more accessible West End. Set to complete before Christmas, the new designs will include: – Wider pavements – creating approximately 5,000 square metres of additional space for …

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Work set to begin on Ditton Lane cycling improvements

Work will begin this week on the final segment of a cycling scheme that will make it easier and safer for people to travel around Greater Cambridge by bike. The existing path and cycleway in Ditton Lane will be widened to between 2.2m and 2.5m to complete the Ditton Lane/East …

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Cycle lanes ‘could get 15.7 million Brits on their bikes’

Cycle lanes are set to encourage 15.71 million more Brits to take up two wheels as concerns over collisions tops cyclists’ concerns around the country, according to new research from LV= General Insurance (LV= GI). As the Government encourages more people to cycle, 30% of Brits said they would feel …

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Temporary segregated cycle lane in Derby removed

The temporary segregated cycle lane on Uttoxeter Road been removed, Derby City Council has announced. The existing cycle lane marked on the road was segregated as a temporary measure as part of the ’Moving Derby Forward’ programme, which saw the council receive £228,000 of funding from the Government to introduce …

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TfL opens major new protected cycleway

TfL has opened a major new cycleway between Tower Bridge Road and Rotherhithe. The 3.6-kilometre section of Cycleway 4 follows a key corridor along Jamaica Road and Tooley Street and connects southeast London to central London via a fully protected cycle route. As part of the work, Rotherhithe roundabout was …

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Stockport Council seeking views on new walking and cycling schemes along A34 corridor

Stockport Council is asking residents for their views on improvements proposed along the A34 corridor as part of a Government-backed scheme. In 2018, the Government designated the A34 as part of a Major Road Network (MRN) of routes, which it is seeking to improve. In February 2020, the Government awarded …

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55 miles of walking and cycling routes to be created in Greater Manchester by December 2021

55 miles of new routes and 140 new crossings for people on foot and bikes are to be created across Greater Manchester by December 2021, Mayor Andy Burnham and Commissioner Chris Boardman announced today. Funded by the Mayor’s Challenge Fund, all of Greater Manchester’s ten districts will begin to benefit …

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