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New cycling and pedestrian facilities to be delivered in Leicester

New cycling and pedestrian facilities are to be delivered in Leicester as part of the city’s Connecting Leicester programme, in order to improve links to new developments in the Aylestone Road and Putney Road areas. The new cycling and walking connections will be delivered at the same time as the …

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Leicester’s electric bike share scheme opens to all city residents

Leicester’s electric bike share scheme has now opened up to all city residents. A discounted trial offer will be available for a limited period and includes a reduction in the cost of scheme membership, as well as discounted usage rates for each journey taken. The scheme, known as Santander Cycles …

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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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Evans Cycles opens new Leicester store

Evans Cycles has today announced the opening of its brand new Leicester store. With over 11,500 square feet, the new store will stock over 300 bikes for customers to see in person as well as the latest products from brands like Trek, Specialised, Cannondale, Brompton, Pinnacle, Raleigh, Castelli, GORE, FOX …

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Rutland Cycling donates 50 bikes to Leicester Bike Aid

Rutland Cycling has donated 50 bikes to Leicester Bike Aid. The bikes, which were delivered at the weekend, will be put to immediate use helping key workers who need them to commute to work. The Leicester Bike Aid scheme has been set up by Leicester City Council and has so …

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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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Funding boost to help promote cycling and walking in Leicestershire

More than £1 million of Government funding has been secured to help further work to promote walking and cycling in Leicester and Leicestershire. The money, from the DfT’s Access Fund, totals £1.065 million and has been given to the councils to extend a four-year programme of partnership work between them, …

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Leicester secures funding for cycling network and bike hire scheme

Leicester has been awarded nearly £8 million of Department for Transport (DfT) funding for a range of city transport schemes. The bid, part of the council’s Transforming Cities work, has secured investment for two major projects, focusing on creating an extensive cycling network and bike hire scheme and bringing in …

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