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£200 million Government fund announced to improve walking and cycling routes and boost local economies

Schools, high streets and main roads are set to benefit from improved crossings and junctions to support walking and cycling, reduce emissions and boost local economies, thanks to a £200 million fund announced today. Active Travel England is inviting local authorities in England to apply for funding to make improvements …

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Calls for Government to protect active travel as Sustrans report shows it generated £36.5 billion for UK economy in 2021

A group of organisations representing active travel, motoring, road safety and business leaders has issued urgent recommendations to the Government to protect a £4 billion funding pot, earmarked to help ‘level up’ walking and cycling across the country. The organisations have written to the Secretary of State for Transport, Anne-Marie …

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TfL to restart work on schemes to make roads safer for walking and cycling

TfL has announced that it will restart work on paused schemes that aim to make the capital’s roads safer and more attractive for those walking and cycling, following investment being secured as part of the latest funding agreement with Government. TfL paused some of its investment in walking and cycling …

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Government announces six-month scheme to support businesses with energy bills

Prime Minister Liz Truss has announced an Energy Price Guarantee for families and businesses to support them with their energy bills. Under new plans, the Government said a typical UK household will pay no more than £2,500 a year on their energy bill for the next two years from 1st …

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Data shows 27% decrease in number of cycling trips per person in 2021 compared to 2020

The National Travel Survey (NTS) has revealed the trends in cycling trips for 2021, showing a 27% decrease in the number of cycling trips per person compared to 2020. The NTS is a household survey of personal travel by residents of England travelling within Great Britain, from data collected via …

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‘Prioritising active travel will benefit our nation’s health’: Social prescription trial welcomed by charities

The announcement that GPs are to offer social prescriptions, including walking, wheeling and cycling, as part of a new trial has been welcomed by charities including Sustrans and CoMoUK. Earlier this week, the Government announced it has awarded £12.7 million in multi-year funding to 11 local authority areas in England. …

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GPs to offer walking, wheeling and cycling on prescription in new trial to improve mental and physical health

GPs in 11 local authority areas are set to offer social prescriptions, including walking, wheeling and cycling, as part of a new trial to improve mental and physical health and reduce disparities across the country. The Government has awarded £12.7 million in multi-year funding to 11 local authority areas in England. …

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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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