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Government ends electric-car ‘plug-in’ subsidy scheme

The government has announced the closing of the electric ‘plug-in’ car grant scheme to new orders. This decision ends grants worth £1,500 towards the purchase of electric cars and ‘refocuses’ the funds on improving electric vehicle charging. Steve Garidis, executive director of the Bicycle Association (BA), said: “The Bicycle Association, …

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Funding worth £200 million announced for new walking and cycling schemes across England

The Government has announced £200 million of funding for new walking and cycling schemes across England. Executive agency Active Travel England, led by Chris Boardman, will oversee the delivery of 134 first-rate schemes, backed by £161 million, which include new footways, cycle lanes and pedestrian crossings across 46 local authorities …

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DfT confirms £20 million of funding for Bikeability to improve access to cycle training

The Department for Transport (DfT) has confirmed £20 million of funding for Bikeability to deliver its cycle training programme next year. Bikeability has trained over 3.6 million children since 2007 and DfT has now announced record funding to ensure even more are equipped with the skills, confidence and knowledge to …

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Businesses called to include active commuting in ESG policies to combat carbon emissions

Putting active commuting at the heart of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) policies can shift commuters towards more sustainable forms of travel, improve individual health and wellbeing and help companies cut carbon emissions, new research from the British Council for Offices (BCO) has found. A new BCO research report, The Market …

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Bikeability Trust offering £500 bursary to train as an instructor

The Bikeability Trust is offering a £500 bursary to anyone who wants to train as a Bikeability instructor. Bikeability instructors are playing a crucial role in changing how we travel and inspiring the next generation to make more sustainable transport choices. As well as contributing to the fight against climate …

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Report shows potential of e-bikes to replace car trips in city regions

Over 100 million car and taxi trips made in city regions each year could instead be on e-bikes if the Government is able to deliver its target for mode shift to cycling, according to a new report by consultants Steer for the Urban Transport Group (UTG). The report, Fully charged: …

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New employment programme to gain Government-backed bike mechanic apprenticeship launches in UK

Buzzbike has created a training programme to put employees through bike mechanics apprenticeships, aiming to fill the demand for bike mechanics following a boom year for cycling. The programme, which launched in 2021, aims to educate a select group of talented school leavers who might otherwise find it difficult to find employment …

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Isle of Wight projects encouraging active travel receive funding boost

Isle of Wight projects encouraging green travel will receive a £175,662 Government investment boost. All English transport authorities (outside London) were invited to submit proposals to the Department for Transport Capability Fund in the spring of this year. The Isle of Wight Council successfully received a share of the £30 …

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