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Glasgow lights up to highlight cycling’s role in fighting climate change ahead of COP26

Some of Glasgow’s most iconic buildings and structures have been lit up with light projections to highlight cycling’s role in fighting climate change. Cycling UK coordinated the projections to call on political leaders across the UK to invest in cycling in the run-up to the COP26 UN climate conference being …

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Plans for Glasgow active travel network unveiled

Plans to build a city-wide network of active travel infrastructure for all parts of Glasgow have been unveiled. Released as part of a new strategy to promote active travel in Glasgow, the plans will add 270km of high-quality cycleways and improved footways along main roads in Glasgow. Intended to support …

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OVO Energy now title sponsor of nextbike’s bike share scheme in Glasgow

OVO Energy has been unveiled as the new title sponsor of nextbike’s bike share scheme in Glasgow. The three-year deal will see Glasgow’s nearly 1,000 strong standard fleet of nextbikes turned green for the duration, with OVO Energy’s branding displayed on the city’s bikes – which will now be known …

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London could be at a ‘tipping point for cycling’, according to new analysis

Campaigners behind City Ratings, a new data analysis tool ranking world cities for cyclability, have suggested London could be on the precipice of ‘exponential growth’ in cycling – although the UK is still ‘lagging behind’ other countries in the development of cycle-friendly cities. City Ratings is a ranking of cities’ …

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Scotland’s bike-sharing schemes sparked ‘huge’ rise in lockdown cycling, report finds

Thousands of people across Scotland’s two largest cities took up cycling during lockdown as a result of coordinated bike-sharing initiatives, funded by the Scottish Government, a new report has found. Shared transport charity Collaborative Mobility UK (CoMoUK) said promotions in Glasgow and Edinburgh, which allowed users free time on a …

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Skypark awarded Cycling Scotland’s Cycling Friendly status

Skypark has been awarded Cycling Scotland’s Cycling Friendly status on completion of “Glasgow’s biggest” private business cycling facility. Tenants choosing to cycle to and from Skypark now have access to 375 bike parking spaces, comprising 250 indoor and 125 outdoor spaces. Facilities include e-bike charging points, 236 lockers, segregated showers …

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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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Rise in cycling seen in Edinburgh and Glasgow since introduction of bike share schemes

Cycling in Scotland’s two biggest cities has increased in the last year following the introduction of bike sharing schemes. Research has suggested that the number of trips on cycle hire schemes has increased by 70% in Edinburgh and 30% in Glasgow since August 2019. The figures have been outlined by …

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Glasgow’s free cycle hire offer extended to spring 2021

Glasgow’s free cycle hire offer is to be extended until spring 2021. Since the end of June and for an initial two month period, the first 30 minutes of standard nextbike cycle hire has been at no cost to the hirer. For casual users of the scheme, every rental under …

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Free bike share launches in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Free bike share will be provided in Edinburgh and Glasgow from today, 29th June, to encourage people to consider cycling for everyday journeys. Through Scottish Government funding, the cycle share initiative comes into effect as more COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, easing pressure on public transport and helping those who don’t …

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