Tag Archives: Sustrans

UK Government commits £2.5 million to boost cycling to train stations

Sustrans has welcomed the £2.5 million funding for more cycle parking spaces across England. It will provide 1,180 cycle parking spaces at 30 railway stations, to help people incorporate cycling as part of a longer journey. On 23rd May, the UK Government also allocated local authorities a share of £225 …

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Industry leaders collaborate to show UK that #BikeIsBest

Cycling brands, retailers and organisations are launching a new joint campaign to show the UK public that #BikeIsBest and inspire a new demographic to take up cycling. At the heart of the campaign is a film, designed to promote behaviour change and question why we would return to our transport …

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£250 million ‘emergency’ active travel fund unveiled

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has unveiled plans to boost greener, active transport and create a “new era for cycling and walking”. Pop-up bike lanes with protected space for cycling, wider pavements, safer junctions, and cycle and bus-only corridors will be created in England within weeks as part of a £250 million …

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Edinburgh council set to introduce ’emergency’ measures for pedestrians and cyclists

The City of Edinburgh Council is set to introduce ’emergency’ measures to help pedestrians and cyclists travel safely while observing physical distancing guidance. It has been working closely with Transport Scotland and Sustrans to develop an approach to redesignating road space. This will benefit from support from a £10 million …

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£10 million pledged for pop-up active travel infrastructure in Scotland

The Scottish Government is to fully fund a new infrastructure programme for pop-up walking and cycling routes or temporary improvements to existing routes. This will be supported by a package of guidance and support to local authorities from Transport Scotland and Sustrans Scotland for improvements such as widened pavements and …

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Temporary cycling and walking infrastructure “needed urgently”, MP told

An open letter calling on temporary infrastructure for cycling and walking has been sent to Chris Heaton-Harris MP, the minister of state responsible for cycling and walking. It is a co-signed letter led by Brompton and supported by Barts Health NHS Trust. It is also supported by senior executives from Cycling …

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Sustrans calls on local authorities to reallocate road space to walking and cycling

Sustrans is calling on local authorities to adapt roads and streets to ensure people stay safe and can travel actively during the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this month, the Department for Transport updated temporary guidance regarding Traffic Regulation Orders in England. It gives local authorities more powers to reallocate road space …

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Online map launched to help key workers find cycle-related offers

Sustrans has created the Cycles for Key Workers map to make cycling easier for NHS staff and other key workers amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The online map shows offers on bike purchasing and hire, equipment, repairs and maintenance available to key workers in their local area. It also lists bike …

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DfT to focus on active travel as “natural first choice” for daily activities

The DfT has announced a shift towards public transport and active travel as the “natural first choice” for daily activities. Decarbonising Transport: Setting the Challenge is the latest document to be published by the DfT late last week, describing how the Government intends to work with others to develop a …

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What does the 2020 Budget mean for cycling?

Making it easier for people to travel healthy needs to be a priority of the Government for the long-term health of our society and economy – in order to fight climate change, rising levels of congestion, toxic air, inactivity and social isolation. The 2020 Budget, announced yesterday, allocated £27 billion …

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