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

Community walking and cycling projects receive funding from WYCA

A range of community walking and cycling projects aimed at supporting people to be more active are being run this summer after receiving funding from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. Organisations across every district in the region have been successful in bidding for community grants of up to £5,000 made …

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London could be at a ‘tipping point for cycling’, according to new analysis

Campaigners behind City Ratings, a new data analysis tool ranking world cities for cyclability, have suggested London could be on the precipice of ‘exponential growth’ in cycling – although the UK is still ‘lagging behind’ other countries in the development of cycle-friendly cities. City Ratings is a ranking of cities’ …

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Cycling programme offering health and wellbeing boost to West Yorkshire communities

People with long-term health conditions can benefit from a programme aimed at improving quality of life for people in communities most in need of support, as the Cycle for Health scheme gets back underway. The programme is being delivered in partnership by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Cycling UK. …

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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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