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

Cycle route linking all English cathedrals to be launched in Bike Week

A new cycle route linking every English cathedral is set to be launched in Bike Week, thanks to a partnership between the Association of English Cathedrals, the British Pilgrimage Trust, Cycling UK and Sustrans. It will link all 42 Church of England cathedrals in a new initiative to promote greener …

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Leicester City Council to invest almost £1 million on Anstey Lane improvements

Leicester City Council is planning to invest almost £1million to improve part of Anstey Lane, and the adjoining Buckminster Road, to help encourage more people to make the shift to walking, cycling and public transport. The work will be paid for through the Transforming Cities Fund following the city council’s …

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Green Commute Initiative to apply single commission charge across new orders

Green Commute Initiative (GCI) will apply a single commission charge across all new orders received from today, 29th March. GCI operates two schemes: Instant GCI which is a pay-as-you-go scheme, and Corporate GCI which is used by large organisations with large volumes of orders. Accordingly, GCI has operated with two …

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West Yorkshire cycling and walking ‘off-highway’ routes see rise in usage

The number of trips recorded on West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect ‘off-highway’ cycling and walking routes increased by 60% during the last six months of 2020. Figures also show that increases in active travel seen in West Yorkshire during the first phases of the COVID-19 pandemic in spring 2020 have …

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Open letter calls on Police Scotland to introduce camera footage submission system

A coalition of 33 organisations representing Scotland’s road users has called on Police Scotland to introduce a nationwide camera footage submission system to make Scotland’s roads safer. The organisations – including the AA, the RAC, Cycling UK, road safety charity Brake, British Motorcyclists Federation, British Horse Society Scotland and Living …

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47% of respondents to Greater Manchester survey open to walking and cycling more post-pandemic

A Greater Manchester COVID-19 recovery survey has found almost half (47%) of respondents want to keep on walking and cycling more often once the pandemic is over after positive experiences on bike and foot during lockdown. Transport for Greater Manchester’s (TfGM) network intelligence data has also shown that cycle trips …

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Welsh Government to invest £75 million to get more people walking and cycling

Active travel schemes announced earlier this week will receive a funding boost of more than £53 million this year as part of further efforts to encourage healthy travel in Wales – with more than £20 million to follow. The dedicated budget for active travel has risen from £5 million since …

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Work due to complete this spring on cycling and walking schemes across Leeds

Work will complete this spring on several cycling and walking schemes across Leeds which have been accelerated through the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect programme. Working in partnership with Leeds City Council and Sustrans, more than seven kilometres of new segregated cycling and walking routes will be delivered across Leeds …

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Bristol Cycling Campaign calls for 1,000 bike hangars by May 2024

Bristol Cycling Campaign has published a report proposing that Bristol City Council should install 1,000 bike hangars by May 2024. Bike hangars are lockable steel pods for up to six bikes and provide secure, on-street bike parking for people who don’t have any outside space to store a bike at …

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Beryl sees 97,000 journeys taken in Norwich since scheme’s launch

Beryl and Norfolk County Council are celebrating one year of healthier and greener transport in Norwich since the launch of its bike share scheme. The scheme was launched on 17th March 2020 and now also includes e-bikes and e-scooters. Over 370,000 kilometres have been covered within the city across 97,000 …

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