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

Richmond Council rolling out digital sensors to provide active travel insights

Richmond Council is rolling out digital sensors to provide insights into active travel and pedestrian movements, to inform planning to improve the road network and urban environment and help make the borough smarter, safer and more sustainable. The council will be working with UK-based transport artificial intelligence company Vivacity Labs, …

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Beryl, City Sightseeing Bournemouth team up to encourage less car use this summer

Beryl and City Sightseeing Bournemouth have teamed up to offer a car-free alternative for visitors and residents this summer. The discounted combination ticket will give customers a 24-hour unlimited use of the City Sightseeing Bournemouth open-top bus service and Beryl bikes. The initiative, which will begin from today, expects to …

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West Lothian Bike Library helping disabled people cycle with new adaptive bikes

Community group West Lothian Bike Library has received funding to support more disabled people into cycling in Livingston. After applying for Cycling Friendly Community development grant funding, a programme funded by Transport Scotland and delivered by Cycling Scotland, the group has been able to purchase another adaptive bike suitable for …

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Cycling UK, OS Maps launch bikepacking challenge

Cycling UK and OS Maps are teaming up to help more people discover and enjoy the outdoors which exists ‘right on their doorstep’, launching a year-long outdoor challenge. With the #12nightsoutin1year challenge, entrants are encouraged to head out on their bike and experience a night beneath the stars, in a …

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TfL asking for feedback on Lambeth and Southwark cycling improvements

TfL is asking for feedback on a series of improvements made earlier this year to three south London cycle routes in Lambeth and Southwark. The trial changes along the A23 between Oval and Streatham, Tooley Street and Duke Street Hill in central London and on the CS7 cycle route between Oval and …

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New research for #BikeIsBest finds ‘at least’ 25,000 modal filters in UK

New research for #BikeIsBest using OpenStreetMap data has found at least 25,000 modal filters in the UK. A modal filter restricts motor vehicle access but usually enables access for walking and cycling. They are commonly used as part of low traffic neighbourhoods and are often implemented in the form of …

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Hull City Council installing smart technology to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists

Hull City Council is installing smart technology at the road entries in Maxwell Street, Woodhall Street and Morley Street to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists as part of the multi-million-pound Stoneferry Corridor project. The first of its kind in the city, intelligent road studs will be installed to detect …

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Khan pushes ahead with ULEZ expansion to reduce toxic air pollution

Newly re-elected Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has recommitted to expanding the world’s first Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in October this year to reduce toxic air pollution and protect public health. The expanded ULEZ will cover an area 18 times larger than the central London Ultra Low Emission Zone and …

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Cambridge ‘UK’s top hotspot’ for bike thefts, figures show

Cambridge is the UK’s top hotspot for bike thefts, recording more than double the number of its rival city on the list, according to new figures. MoneySuperMarket analysed bike theft data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and found that the rate of reported thefts per 1,000 people was …

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New research project launched to address transport-related barriers faced by young people

Sustrans has teamed up with the University of the West of England to launch a new research project that aims to address transport-related barriers faced by people aged 12-24 years in the UK. Transport to Thrive will explore why transport is important to young people’s ability to reach the opportunities …

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