Tag Archives: COVID-19

Free ride initiative extended in Norwich to help essential journeys

Norfolk County Council and Beryl have extended their free ride initiative to keep Norwich moving during the approaching lockdown. Starting from yesterday, 2nd November, Norfolk County Council and Beryl are offering 30 minutes free riding on the pedal bikes and 15 minutes on the e-bikes between 7:30am-9:30am and 3:00pm-4:30pm. The …

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Transport experts warn of ‘traffic gridlock’ in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

Britain could be heading for traffic gridlock in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, transport experts have warned, as workers continue to shun public transport in favour of commuting by car. Although motor traffic on Britain’s roads decreased at the height of the national lockdown, Government figures show it is …

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COVID-19 lockdowns ‘boost nation’s love for small businesses’

COVID-19 lockdowns have boosted the nation’s love for small businesses, research has found, with 59% of Brits saying they now support local businesses more than previously. The research, commissioned by American Express and Small Business Saturday UK, underscores the role small firms have played in supporting their communities through lockdown, …

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Hope sees demand grow by “well over 100%”

Hope has moved to clarify its supply and availability after seeing demand grow by “well over 100%”… More and more we are being asked these questions regarding availability and supply. Although we closed following the lockdown in the UK, we slowly opened again during April with COVID secure measures in …

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New school car-free zones see safer streets for children pop-up in Glasgow

Safer streets for children have popped up across Glasgow as the second wave of the city’s school car-free zone scheme came into force. The car-free zones will prohibit driving outside 20 primary schools at drop-off and pick-up times each school day as part of the Spaces for People scheme that …

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Cycling UK’s new CEO starts, vows to “keep Britain cycling”

Cycling UK’s new chief executive Sarah Mitchell, who started work at the charity yesterday, 19th October, has vowed to “keep Britain cycling”, maintaining the increased levels of everyday cycling witnessed during the pandemic. Since lockdown began, record numbers of people have turned to cycling throughout the UK. This has been …

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CycleFest event in Peterborough postponed

The organisers of CycleFest, due to take place at the East of England Arena in Peterborough on 25th October, have made the decision to postpone the event. Cube Management is offering a full refund on the ticket price for everyone who has already purchased a ticket. Refunds will be processed …

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Oxfordshire County Council fast-tracks Sustrans project in response to pandemic

Oxfordshire County Council has fast-tracked a scheme at Chilton Road in Upton to make it easier for people to walk and cycle as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The temporary scheme, which will provide more space for people to walk, wheel and cycle and restrict access for …

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Eurobike 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions

The special edition of Eurobike 2020, planned for 24th-26th November, has now been cancelled. Reappraisal of the COVID-19 crisis has forced Messe Friedrichshafen to take this decision, organisers said. They are now developing a live, on-site format for next year. Date and details will be announced in due course. In …

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