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

DfT’s National Travel Attitudes Survey shows increased importance of walking and cycling

COVID-19 has had a ‘substantial’ impact on active travel, with the DfT’s National Travel Attitudes Survey (NTAS) showing an increase in the frequency of cycling and walking among those who already cycle and walk. When interviewed between May and September 2020, 34% of cyclists said they cycle more and 38% …

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PeopleForBikes joins The Big Gear Show as presenting sponsor

PeopleForBikes has joined The Big Gear Show as presenting sponsor. “PeopleForBikes is pleased to partner with The Big Gear Show in 2021,” said Rod Judd, director of membership and industry engagement. “We share a common goal of helping the bike business reach new heights in 2021 and beyond, and PeopleForBikes …

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£1.3 million released for new cycling and walking routes in Bury

Greater Manchester’s Bee Network plan to deliver the ‘UK’s first’ joined-up cycling and walking network is set to see a boost in Bury, with £1.3 million of funding released for new cycling and walking routes. Today, 29th January, Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) approved £1.3 million of the Mayor’s Challenge …

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Cycle lane removal ‘will hit young people hardest’, Cycling UK warns

The removal of cycle lanes across the UK in the wake of small but vocal pockets of protest will hit young people the hardest, Cycling UK has warned. People under the age of 25 could now also be unfairly penalised if councils do not provide safe and secure cycle routes, …

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Cycling rises across capital with 22% increase in outer London

TfL has published new cycle count data that shows increased levels of cycling in both inner and outer London last autumn. Despite a drop in the number of journeys being made overall, Londoners have been increasingly cycling to make essential trips and for exercise. Since 2015, TfL has carried out annual cycle …

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Plans for connected transport system set out in West Yorkshire

Plans for a transport network, including a new mass transit system, that connects all West Yorkshire’s communities to jobs, education and opportunity are being set out today. The proposals identify where people will live and work in the coming decades, the journeys they will need to take and how best …

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Sutton and Kingston Councils partner with Vivacity Labs to improve active travel and safety of high footfall areas

Sutton and Kingston Councils will be working with UK-based transport AI company Vivacity Labs to help improve active travel insight and the safety of high footfall areas. The councils, as part of the InnOvaTe project, will utilise Vivacity’s AI and Internet of Things (IoT) technology to provide data on different …

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Report outlines next steps for Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Zone

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) will receive an update on the next steps to produce the final GM Clean Air Plan at its meeting on 29th January. A report published today has confirmed that the final plan – including proposals for a GM-wide charging Clean Air Zone – will be …

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Swindon Borough Council seeking views on locations of new cycling stands

Swindon Borough Council is seeking views on where people would like to see cycle stands located in the town. Over the last few months, the council has carried out a number of improvements to cycle routes in the borough thanks to £731,500 in funding from the Government’s Active Travel Fund. …

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Trial cycle paths removed in Sutton town centre

Sutton Council has removed the pop-up cycle lanes in Throwley Way and St Nicholas Way, reinstating the traffic lanes for use by motor vehicles. The trial measures were launched in September 2020 to create a dedicated space for people to cycle and provide a safer, active, greener travel alternative to …

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