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

Government unveils transport decarbonisation plan for cleaner air and healthier communities

The Government has launched a ‘groundbreaking’ transport decarbonisation plan, aiming to create cleaner, quieter cities and communities. The plan provides a ‘greenprint’ to cut emissions from our seas and skies, roads and railways, setting out a pathway for the whole transport sector to reach net zero by 2050. As part …

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Data suggests success of Chiswick trial cycle lane with improved road safety and air quality

TfL and Hounslow Council have published new data that suggests a trial cycle lane in Chiswick has led to a ‘significant’ increase in the number of people cycling in the area, while also leading to a reduction in the number of people being hurt while cycling. In December 2020, Hounslow Council introduced …

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Australian trial launches to capture road safety insights using smart bike light technology

The Andrews Labor Government is launching an Australian-first trial using smart bike light technology that will assist in finding new ways to reduce road trauma in cyclists. The 12-month trial will see a diverse group of 1,000 Victorians given access to a See.Sense smart bike light, with the technology capturing …

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Work begins to develop new cycling and walking plan for Shropshire

Shropshire Council is developing a plan that will focus on providing an inter-connected cycling and walking network in the key urban areas of Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Oswestry and Whitchurch. The Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) will also look at potential cycling routes between these towns and …

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LEVA-EU ‘cautiously welcomes’ study calling for dedicated legislation for LEVs

LEVA-EU has ‘cautiously welcomed’ a study for the European Commission which calls for dedicated legislation for light electric vehicles. The trade association, headquartered in Belgium, said it was ‘pleased but not fully satisfied’ by the study on Personal Mobility Devices for the European Commission by transport consultancy TRL. LEVA-EU manager …

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Bangor University working with Trash Free Trails on research project to reduce litter

Bangor University is working with Trash Free Trails to deliver a research project to reduce litter and single-use pollution. To launch the academic partnership, the University and Trash Free Trails hosted the first State of Our Trails Summit at the University’s own M-SParc Science Park. The interactive conference attracted representatives …

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Leicester, Leicestershire councils link up with DfT to offer residents chance to try e-bikes

The city and county councils in Leicester and Leicestershire have linked up with the DfT to offer residents the chance to try e-bikes. The county council is providing the opportunity for people to apply for a voucher which gives them £300 off the cost of an e-bike. Meanwhile, in the …

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CityConnect routes see more than five million trips by bike

West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect programme has seen a combined total of more than five million trips by bike counted on its cycling and walking routes across the region. The figure was confirmed after collating the latest monthly user numbers from April 2021. The figures are taken from fixed-route counters …

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Belfast Bikes expanding network with four new docking stations

Belfast Bikes is expanding its network across the city with four new docking stations. The proposed locations are Antrim Road/Waterworks, Lisnasharragh Leisure Centre, Olympia Leisure Centre and the Kennedy Centre. Funding has been provided through the DfI Sustainable and Active Travel elements of the DfC Covid-19 Revitalisation Programme Fund. The …

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