Tag Archives: Department For Transport

Cycling UK launches ‘Cycling made e-asy’ with investment from Department for Transport

Cycling UK has announced the launch of ‘Cycling made e-asy’, which sees up to £8 million of investment from Department for Transport from 2022-2023 to offer free e-cycle loans in pilot areas across England. This investment will enable Cycling UK to roll out a new pilot programme focusing on electric …

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Road casualty stats show cycle infrastructure investment ‘must not be limited to towns and cities’

Cycling UK has responded to the latest road casualty statistics published by the DfT, which reveal an increase in cyclist fatalities on rural A roads, with 43% more cyclists dying on these roads for every mile cycled in 2020 compared to 2019. On urban A roads, by contrast, the fatality rate …

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Fully Charged hosts Energy Saving Trust in London to showcase eCargo Bike Grant Fund

Fully Charged hosted an event showcasing the Energy Saving Trust’s eCargo Bike Grant Fund at its central London e-cargo showroom on Wednesday, 15th September. The event showcased the benefits of e-cargo bikes for business, with opportunities to see and trial a range of e-cargo bikes and learn from businesses already …

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Cycling in England up 26% in 2020, report finds

Cycling trips shot up 26% across England in 2020 compared to the previous year, according to new data from the DfT. Riders also travelled much further, with average cycling distances 62% longer in 2020 than in 2019. Leisure use boomed, up 75%, but commuting and work-based use fell 20% as …

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More than £1 million now available to help children access cycle training

More than £1 million in funding is now available for pilot projects which will help children and teenagers learn how to cycle, the Bikeability Trust has announced. The Widening Participation Fund is being released to the Bikeability Trust by the Department for Transport to help the Government achieve its ambition …

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Fully Charged to host event showcasing Energy Saving Trust’s eCargo Bike Grant Fund

Fully Charged is to host an event on 15th September to showcase Energy Saving Trust’s eCargo Bike Grant Fund at its central London e-cargo showroom. Quickly adapting to life in COVID times, offering virtual appointments, contact-free e-bike deliveries and test rides, plus managing a campaign to put e-bikes into the …

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BCP Council secures £247,000 grant to encourage cycling and walking

BCP Council has been successful in securing an extra £247,000 grant from Central Government to help encourage cycling and walking in the conurbation. The money has been awarded from the DfT’s Capability Fund and is ringfenced specifically for activities that promote active travel. The funds will be used to provide …

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Waltham Forest Council secures £150,000 funding for new e-cargo bike fleet

Waltham Forest Council has secured £150,000 funding for a new fleet of 28 e-cargo bikes, to support more zero-emission bike-based services across the borough. The council plans to use the funding to expand the e-cargo bikes available to the zero-emission delivery (ZED) scheme, increase e-cargo bike transportation for waste and …

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Bikeability Trust launches new cycling instructor bursary

The Bikeability Trust has launched a cycling instructor bursary, funded by the DfT. All Bikeability cycling instructors must hold a Level 2 Award in Instructing Cycle Training, designed to ensure children are provided with the skills to cycle confidently and competently on today’s roads. A £500 bursary towards the cost …

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WYCA secures funding boost to support more people walking and cycling

Residents and businesses across West Yorkshire are set to benefit from increased access to active travel provision after the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) secured £1.35 million from the DfT’s new Capability Fund, following a submission to the Government in April. Communities across the region will receive a boost in …

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