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Pothole compensation claims cost councils ’25 times more per cyclist’ than for motorists

Pothole compensation claims are costing councils 25 times more in payouts for cyclists than for motorists, an investigation by Cycling UK has found. The charity, which runs the pothole reporting webtool and app Fill That Hole, published its research to mark the launch of its Pothole Watch week, from 3rd …

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Potholes ‘could be self-repairing by 2050’

Potholes could be self-repairing in the next 30 years, the Independent reports. A Radio 4 investigation into potholes that damage cars and injure cyclists concluded that the ‘crisis of cavities and craters’ could lead to innovations that ‘transform’ the UK’s infrastructure. Dr Mujib Rahman, a former road-repair engineer, told the programme …

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New roads “should prioritise pedestrians, cyclists and public transport”

Pedestrians, cyclists and those who use public transport should be given priority when new roads are built or upgraded, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has said. It has said planners should develop policies and initiatives to ensure that safe, convenient, inclusive access for pedestrians, cyclists and …

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Decline in funding for minor roads ‘costs economy £2 billion’

The decline in funding for minor roads cost the wider economy £2.04 billion in 2017, Cycling UK has claimed. Giving evidence to the House of Commons Transport Committee inquiry on Local Roads Funding and Governance, Cycling UK policy director Roger Geffen MBE said that spending on minor roads, ‘B’, ‘C’ …

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Metro deletes tweet that implied cyclist at fault for nearly being killed by overtaking HGV

A controversial tweet from the Metro newspaper was deleted yesterday after ITV’s Tour de France commentator Ned Boulting tweeted that he would no longer contribute articles to the publication. The newspaper’s social media manager has admitted to BikeBiz that a mistake was made in the framing of the original tweet …

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Orbea launches electric carbon road bike

Basque bike brand Orbea has launched a carbon version of its Gain electric road bike. The aluminium version of the bike was launched last year and is now joined by a lighter model. The new carbon Gain weighs 11.3 kg (24.9lbs). BikeBiz rode the bike after it was unveiled to …

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