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Work begins on new pop-up cycling and walking routes for Liverpool City Region

Work has begun on six new walking and cycling routes across all six boroughs of the Liverpool City Region. Most of the schemes are scheduled to be completed by the end of the summer. The 23 kilometres of new pop-up cycle lanes and expanded footpaths will be supplemented by traffic …

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Active travel schemes set to boost Cheshire East’s COVID-19 recovery

Cheshire East Council has revealed its first active travel projects as part of plans to support the borough through recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Nine new schemes will come into effect this month as a first phase to improve routes to schools and workplaces, boost social distancing, encourage walking and …

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First wave of walking and cycling plans in Kent announced

The first wave of schemes to encourage walking and cycling in Kent has been announced. In total there will be four 20mph schemes, two town-wide schemes in Faversham and Tonbridge and two town centre schemes in Margate and Tunbridge Wells. These schemes are being introduced through an Experimental Traffic Order, …

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Plans for sustainable travel schemes to go before West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Investment Committee

Plans for more than £7 million of new sustainable travel schemes will be among the items presented to members at an online meeting of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Investment Committee on 11th August. A £6 million package of bus, cycling and walking improvements between North Kirklees and Leeds are …

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Buckinghamshire Council appoints Arup to help get more people cycling and walking in High Wycombe

Arup has been appointed by Buckinghamshire Council to prepare a Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) to enhance pedestrian and cycle infrastructure in High Wycombe. The LCWIP will help the council develop a strategic approach to building a network of high standard cycling and walking routes across the town, …

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First walking and cycling infrastructure improvements announced in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire County Council has revealed what changes will be made to streets to make cycling and walking easier. The Department for Transport granted the council £105,500 from the first round of the emergency active travel fund to support the installation of temporary projects during the recovery from COVID-19. For the …

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West Yorkshire Combined Authority secures funding to make cycling and walking plans a reality

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has been awarded £2.5 million from the Department for Transport’s Emergency Active Travel Fund to deliver the first phase of proposals to create more space for cycling and walking, while easing the pressure on public transport and relieving congestion. In partnership with local authorities, the …

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PM kickstarts £2 billion cycling and walking ‘revolution’

Thousands of miles of new protected bike lanes, cycle training for everyone and bikes available on prescription will be rolled out under new plans to overhaul cycling and walking in England launched by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The new plan aims to build on the significant increase in the number …

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New report shows “large unmet demand” for cycling from ethnic minority and disadvantaged groups

Cycling for Everyone, a new report by Sustrans and Arup, has highlighted the inequalities within cycling participation in urban areas between different demographics, including those from ethnic minority groups, women, disabled people, older people and those at greater risk of deprivation. COVID-19 has brought to light many disparities within society, …

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COVID-19: A life-changing moment

Rebecca Morley explores how COVID-19 will impact the way we travel in the UK In just a matter of months, COVID-19 has changed a decade’s worth of habits, even our most entrenched ones. More and more people are turning to cycling for their commutes and exercise, prompting local authorities to …

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