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Market trends, Government policies and infrastructure updates for the bike trade

LEVA-EU calls on Dutch government to halt national LEV rule plans

Trade association LEVA-EU is calling on the Dutch government to halt plans to introduce national rules for a number of light electric vehicles, which it says will breach European legislation. LEVA-EU, headquartered in Belgium, has announced it is ‘stepping up’ its lobbying of both the Dutch Parliament and the European …

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ULEZ expands to clean up London’s toxic air

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has today expanded the area covered by the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) from central London up to, but not including, the North Circular (A406) and South Circular (A205) roads. The new zone is 18 times the size of the central London zone and now …

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Glasgow lights up to highlight cycling’s role in fighting climate change ahead of COP26

Some of Glasgow’s most iconic buildings and structures have been lit up with light projections to highlight cycling’s role in fighting climate change. Cycling UK coordinated the projections to call on political leaders across the UK to invest in cycling in the run-up to the COP26 UN climate conference being …

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City of London residents and workers encouraged to take up free cycle services

The City of London Corporation’s Planning and Transportation Committee is calling on residents and workers to take advantage of free cycle services as the Square Mile’s buzz returns. Throughout the pandemic, many people across England took to two wheels as the benefits of fresh air and sustainable travel became even …

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Vivacity Labs, DOLL partner to showcase AI-powered traffic sensors

London-based transport technology scaleup Vivacity Labs has teamed up with Danish Outdoor Living Lab (DOLL) to display the capabilities of Vivacity’s AI-powered traffic sensors in helping make cities smarter, safer and more sustainable. Addressing the needs of emerging smart and connected cities, DOLL offers a platform for companies to test …

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TfL to start work to improve safety at Battersea Bridge

TfL is starting work tomorrow, Thursday 21st October, to make crossing Battersea Bridge safer, as part of its work to improve road safety in the area in line with its Vision Zero goal of eliminating death and serious injury on the road network. The work will include a new signalised …

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New TfL data shows that people cycling in London are more diverse than ever

TfL has published new data showing that long-term trends in who cycles have changed, with participation much more representative of Londoners in 2020/21 than previous years. Londoners from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities were not significantly less likely to have cycled over the past 12 months than white Londoners. …

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Isle of Wight projects encouraging active travel receive funding boost

Isle of Wight projects encouraging green travel will receive a £175,662 Government investment boost. All English transport authorities (outside London) were invited to submit proposals to the Department for Transport Capability Fund in the spring of this year. The Isle of Wight Council successfully received a share of the £30 …

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Toolkit published to help enable active travel to school in Wales

The Cross-Party Group on the Active Travel Act has published a toolkit on how to encourage children to walk and cycle to school in Wales. Huw Irranca-Davies MS for Ogmore, chair of the Cross-Party Group, said: “I am delighted to be launching this toolkit. It is the culmination of a …

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