Tag Archives: safety

Insurer calls on Government to change “outdated” pothole funding allocation to protect cyclists

Local Government insurer Zurich Municipal is calling on the Government to give greater focus to cycle paths and footways in its pothole fund. In 2020/21, there was a 15% increase in highway maintenance budgets – partly due to the Government’s £2.5 billion Pothole Fund. However, Zurich said councils have been …

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New data reveals importance of improving safety to encourage cycling

A new online study has revealed that improving safety is the biggest factor in encouraging cycling in some of the world’s major cities. The study was commissioned for World Bike Day by VanMoof in partnership with YouGov, and data was collected from over 3,000 adults across London, Paris, Berlin, New …

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Busby partners with Sweatcoin to enable people exercising to earn rewards while staying safe

A new partnership between Busby and Sweatcoin has been launched to enable outdoor enthusiasts using smartphone safety technology to earn rewards while exercising. Busby works in the background of a smartphone to automatically detect incidents like a crash, fall or injury, before asking the user if they are okay and …

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Hull City Council installing smart technology to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists

Hull City Council is installing smart technology at the road entries in Maxwell Street, Woodhall Street and Morley Street to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists as part of the multi-million-pound Stoneferry Corridor project. The first of its kind in the city, intelligent road studs will be installed to detect …

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Police officers tackle dangerous overtaking on Operation Close Pass Day

Police officers from 39 of the 43 forces in England and Wales and Police Service Northern Ireland were out cycling yesterday, 14th April, on busy roads as part of a national day of action to identify people who drive too closely to cyclists and increase awareness around safe overtaking. Part …

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Safety app Busby partners with Team Qhubeka ASSOS

Micromobility safety app Busby has partnered with Team Qhubeka ASSOS. Busby, launched in November 2019 by Liverpool-born friends Barry Green, James Duffy and Kirk Ryan, aims to make bike riding, as well as other sports and activities, safer. The app works with the sensors in your phone. If a user …

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TfL delivers ‘radical’ improvement to road safety with Direct Vision Standard introduction

TfL, working with the London boroughs, has delivered a ‘radical’ improvement to road safety in the capital with the introduction of the Direct Vision Standard (DVS). The DVS forms part of the Mayor of London’s Vision Zero plan to eliminate all death and serious injuries from London’s streets by 2041. …

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Lime Solicitors teams up with Busby to protect vulnerable road users

Lime Solicitors has teamed up with safety app Busby to protect vulnerable road users as cycling booms during the pandemic. National law firm Lime is a cycling claims specialist and said the pandemic has led to an ‘unprecedented’ number of cyclists on the road and, coupled with the darker nights …

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TfL launches online data platform to raise awareness of London road collisions

TfL has unveiled its new Vision Zero Dashboard tool, which will enable organisations and members of the public to easily access and interpret London’s collision data which is recorded by the police. By sharing data in this way, TfL and partner organisations can better identify the road danger challenges specific …

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ArmaUrto partners with Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling

ArmaUrto has partnered with Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling. The partnership will see Ribble Weldtite riders, including Dan Bigham, Jacob Tipper and newly signed Cameron Jeffers, train and race in ArmaUrto’s Impact Pro base layers, which can be worn under regular cycling apparel to provide an ‘unparalleled’ layer of protection. “It’s …

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