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

New bike library scheme launches in Greater Manchester

A new scheme that allows people to borrow a bike for free has been launched in Greater Manchester, offering communities the chance to kick-start their own sustainable bike library. Organisations based or working in the city region can bid to Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) for a grant of up …

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Blinkee chooses Vaimoo to debut shared e-bike service

Polish micromobility operator Blinkee has chosen Vaimoo smart e-bikes for its first shared e-bike service. Blinkee, operating in 47 cities and five European countries with over 6,000 vehicles including mopeds, scooters and traditional bikes, is launching its first e-bike sharing service with Vaimoo starting with a pilot project from the …

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TfL to make capital’s roads ‘safer, greener and more efficient’ with new Works for London programme

TfL’s new Works for London programme is set to make the capital’s roads ‘safer, greener and more efficient’, bringing together all the contracts for roadworks and maintenance it is responsible for. Three infrastructure companies  – Ringway, FM Conway Limited and Tarmac Kier JV – will partner with TfL over the next eight years on the  programme. It will oversee …

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Data shows decline in deaths and serious injuries on London’s roads in 2020

TfL has published casualty statistics that show a continued decline in the number of people killed or seriously injured on London’s roads in 2020, with a 21% decrease over the year compared to 2019 data. Despite the decreases, 96 people were killed and 2,974 people suffered serious injuries on the …

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HumanForest to launch new fleet of e-bikes in London this summer

HumanForest is to launch its new fleet of e-bikes in London this summer, following a pilot last year. The bikes have long-range, swappable batteries. To make rides affordable and accessible, HumanForest’s advertising revenue model means users will receive 10 minutes free every day. Customers will then pay £0.15 per minute …

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Bird launches new e-bike and Smart Bikeshare platform to meet demand for eco-friendly transportation

Bird has announced the addition of shared e-bikes to its fleet of micro-electric vehicles, as well as the launch of the Bird Bike. Bird currently operates e-scooters in more than 250 cities globally and will bring its shared bikes and Smart Bikeshare platform to select cities this year. The shared …

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IPPR calls for greater focus on affordable and clean transport alternatives to cut overall car use

The UK Government’s upcoming plan for decarbonising transport must focus on improving people’s quality of life – and this cannot be achieved through a shift to electric vehicles alone, a new IPPR report has argued. IPPR analysis of the Committee on Climate Change’s sixth carbon budget shows that, without additional measures being …

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Beryl to deliver Greater Manchester’s cycle hire scheme

Beryl has been selected by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) as its delivery partner to design, deliver and operate Greater Manchester’s cycle hire scheme. The scheme is part of wider plans from the Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham to develop Greater Manchester’s Bee Network. Phase one of the scheme …

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Campaign calls for every EU city to have own bike sharing scheme

European bike share operators and service providers have come together to launch a new campaign to show that “there is so much more that could be achieved” if every city in the EU maximised the availability of bike share. “We call for every city to have its own bike sharing …

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Housing developer partners with Orbea to offer new residents free use of e-bikes

Housing developer Lightwood Strategic has teamed up with Orbea to ensure all its proposed developments will provide residents with free e-bike use. With the UK e-bike market continuing to grow by 50%, the number of people commuting by bike could reach 40%, according to industry analysis. The impact on emissions, …

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