Tag Archives: COVID-19

Oxford installs additional bike parking spaces at park and rides

Oxford City Council has begun the installation of 130 additional bike parking spaces at Park and Rides to help commuters cycle the last miles of their journey into the city. The work will see 64 new bike parking spaces installed at Redbridge Park and Ride, 42 new spaces installed at …

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TfL to expand Santander Cycles scheme to keep up with “unprecedented” demand

TfL has set out plans to expand the Santander Cycles scheme to keep up with “unprecedented” demand. Last month was the best May in London’s cycle hire scheme’s ten-year history, TfL said, with 1,120,620 hires. Last month also had the highest ever number of hires in a single week – …

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£2.9 million approved to improve cycle and pedestrian facilities in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

The Combined Authority of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has approved the spend of £2.9 million to improve cycle and pedestrian facilities across the region, of which £575,000 is to be spent over the next eight weeks on rapid, pilot upgrades to get more people walking and cycling. The funding has been …

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Highways England to fund cycle routes in South of England

Highways England is to open new paths and fund the creation of cycle routes in the South East and South West of England. Since 2015, the company has pumped more than £85 million towards the creation of 160 new and upgraded cycleways across the country. Highways England chief executive Jim …

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New laws to help councils keep cyclists safe

Cyclists will have safer journeys thanks to new laws coming into force from 22nd June, cycling minister Chris Heaton-Harris has announced today. Local authorities in England will have new powers to use CCTV to issue penalty charge notices to drivers who park or load illegally in mandatory cycle lanes, putting …

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Scotland continues to see ‘significant’ increase in cycling during lockdown

Parts of Scotland are continuing to see a significant increase in people cycling during lockdown. According to statistics released yesterday by Cycling Scotland, a counter in Denny recorded an increase of 318% in May, with Livingston seeing a 249% uplift, compared to May 2019.Cycling Scotland has a network of automatic …

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Bespoked postponed to spring 2021

Bespoked has been postponed to spring 2021. “It is with regret and a heavy heart that we have to announce the second postponement of Bespoked #10,” said a statement. “Due to the continuing uncertainty regarding COVID-19 and exposure to people visiting large scale events, we are unhappy to risk the …

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New online tool launched to help create safer streets for cycling and walking

A new interactive map has been launched to help residents highlight where improvements to roads, streets and town centres are needed to help people make more journeys by bike or on foot. The West Yorkshire Combined Authority, in partnership with local authorities, has created the online, interactive tool to help …

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£1.6 million of cycling and walking measures to be delivered in Birmingham

Birmingham City Council has released details of several schemes to help encourage more people to walk and cycle safely as the UK lockdown eases. The schemes, which include pop-up cycle lanes, pavement widening and road closures to create low traffic neighbourhoods, are part of a package of active travel measures …

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Pop-up walking and cycling routes coming to Dorset

Residents are being asked to highlight congested walking and cycling routes to help shape pop-up travel infrastructure in the Dorset Council area. With the increased demand for walking and cycling – as well as capacity issues on public transport – during social distancing measures, a £225 million emergency active travel …

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