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Government invests £18 million in cycle training for children and families

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has today announced £18 million for cycle training across the country to ensure children and their families have the confidence to choose active travel, as the Government encourages everyone to walk or cycle where possible. The funding, which is managed by The Bikeability Trust charity, will …

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Fourth batch of Fix Your Bike vouchers now available

The fourth batch of Fix Your Bike vouchers is now available. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has today announced another 150,000 vouchers to give away, helping people get their bike road-ready for spring. The last batch went in under 48 hours, he added in a tweet. Today I’m announcing ANOTHER 150,000 …

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Latest batch of Fix Your Bike Vouchers released

The third batch of Fix Your Bike vouchers is now available. The Government has released 150,000 on this occasion. “The scheme is open to anyone in England who has an unused cycle in need of a repair,” said the website. “However, as there are a limited number of vouchers available, …

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Cycling UK accuses Government of ‘hiding evidence from Parliament’ by suppressing cycle funding report

Cycling UK has accused the Government of ‘hiding evidence from Parliament’ by suppressing a report showing current levels of investment for cycling and walking fall ‘far short’ of what is needed to get England moving again. The charity has called for the publication of the report which it believes will …

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Just 36% of local authorities have School Streets in place, new data shows

New data has shown the majority of local authorities do not have school streets in place for when UK school children return to the classroom, despite statutory guidance from the Government. The #BikeIsBest campaign partnered with the climate charity Possible to submit Freedom of Information (FOI) requests to 151 local …

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Budget ‘airbrushing out any role for cycling’ in plans for post-pandemic recovery, says Cycling UK

Cycling UK has said the Chancellor Rishi Sunak is “airbrushing out any role for cycling in plans for a post-pandemic recovery” in its assessment of his claims that the Government is one “to invest in new infrastructure”. The charity said the lack of cycling and walking in his address to …

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Hertfordshire County Council seeks views on walking and cycling improvements

Hertfordshire County Council is seeking views on walking and cycling improvements across the county. £6.4 million was secured through the Government’s Active Travel Fund in November 2020. The council has identified 11 different proposals across six towns, which will be a combination of new walking and cycling facilities, as well …

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Local authorities allocated £500 million to fix potholes across England

Councils across England have been allocated their share of £500 million for highways maintenance, with the funding expected to fix the equivalent of ten million potholes across the country. It is the second of five equal instalments from the £2.5 billion Potholes Fund, providing £500 million a year between 2020/21 …

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Council seeks views on new cycling and walking schemes in Cheshire

Cheshire East Council is seeking people’s views on a second phase of active travel schemes to boost cycling and walking, following additional Government funding. The proposals, which are out for public consultation, aim to help deliver the council’s priorities of making its towns safer, healthier and more welcoming. The council …

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Report outlines next steps for Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Zone

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) will receive an update on the next steps to produce the final GM Clean Air Plan at its meeting on 29th January. A report published today has confirmed that the final plan – including proposals for a GM-wide charging Clean Air Zone – will be …

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