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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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£2 million announced to help more children cycle or walk to school

Schools across England are set to benefit from new funding to get more children riding their bike or walking to school, cycling minister Chris Heaton-Harris announced yesterday. A new million-pound programme will see cycle repair workshops set up in primary schools and local neighbourhoods to make sure students’ bikes are …

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Sustrans calls on local authorities to implement low traffic neighbourhoods and school streets

Sustrans is calling on local authorities across the UK to implement low traffic neighbourhoods, a holistic approach that looks at removing through traffic from residential areas, along with school streets. This comes as new figures show that 59% of parents in the UK do not enjoy their daily journey to …

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Local Bike Shop Day 2020 sees record number of bike shops and customers across UK

This year’s Local Bike Shop Day was the “most successful date yet”, with a record number of bike shops and customers celebrating across the UK, organisers have said. The number of bike shops registered on the Local Bike Shop Day website rose by 77%. During the day, the hashtag #supportyourlocalbikeshop had …

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Primal partners with Sustrans to launch climate change collection

Primal Europe and Sustrans have launched a climate change collection. The striped design was created by Ed Hawkins, Professor of Climate Science at Reading University. Each coloured stripe reflects a year in temperature across the globe from 1850-2019, with the red areas indicating recent dramatic changes to the climate. Primal …

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Sustrans celebrates 25 years of National Cycle Network

Sustrans is calling on members of the public to take part in the #NCN25th Challenge to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the National Cycle Network. The challenge invites participants of all ages and abilities to walk, run, wheel, cycle or hop either 25, 50, 75 or 100 miles of the …

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1,080 Bikehangar parking spaces to be installed in Edinburgh

The City of Edinburgh Council, in partnership with Cyclehoop and Sustrans, is providing 1,080 Bikehangar parking spaces for residents to store their bikes. 180 Bikehangars are being installed on residential streets where bicycle storage space is otherwise limited. Work began this month and the first of the two project phases …

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Scotland allocates over £38 million for pop-up active travel infrastructure

£38.97 million has been allocated to local authorities in Scotland for pop-up walking and cycling infrastructure through the Spaces for People initiative. After the closure of the fund, all remaining applications have now been assessed to help enable physical distancing during the COVID-19 crisis, through measures such as widened pavements …

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UK schools invited to take part in 2020 Bike to School Week

Schools across the UK are being invited to take part in the 2020 Bike to School Week, running from 28th September to 2nd October. Organised by Sustrans in partnership with the Bikeability Trust, it aims to celebrate cycling to school and the benefits of travelling actively for children. Whilst evidence suggests …

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