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Cycling UK urges councils to ‘be brave’ over cycle lanes

Cycling UK has published a report for councils urging them to ‘be brave in the face of a vocal minority of opposition’ to new cycle lanes. The Active Travel Funding report has taken evidence from four national opinion polls carried out in 2020 which show widespread support for more cycle …

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Greater Manchester to deliver cycling and walking routes using Government’s Active Travel Fund

A further 24 miles of permanent walking and cycling routes will be delivered across Greater Manchester using £15.97 million from the Government’s Active Travel fund, formerly the Emergency Active Travel Fund, Transport for Greater Manchester announced today. The funding will see 25 schemes delivered across all ten councils to provide …

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Cycling UK to seek legal advice on ‘unreasonable’ removal of bike lanes

Cycling UK is seeking ‘urgent’ legal advice, through its Cyclists’ Defence Fund, about whether councils’ decisions to remove schemes designed to promote walking and cycling are ‘unreasonable’. This action follows in the wake of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s removal of a cycle lane on High Street Kensington …

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Greater Manchester walking and cycling schemes secure £5.6 million in funding

Greater Manchester’s Bee Network plan to deliver the UK’s ‘first’ joined-up cycling and walking network has had £5.6 million worth of new cycling and walking routes confirmed for the next stages of delivery. The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has approved £5.6 million of the Mayor’s Challenge Fund to progress …

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Temporary cycle lane to be removed on Kensington High Street

A temporary cycle lane on Kensington High Street will be removed this week after businesses and residents reportedly said the experimental scheme was “not working”. Kensington Business Forum and Kensington and Chelsea Chamber of Commerce both wrote to the council to ask that the temporary lane be removed in time …

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Consultation opens on plans to boost walking and cycling access at Steeton and Silsden

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority, in partnership with Bradford Council, is seeking views to introduce a new crossing along the A629 that will provide better access for people travelling on foot or by bike between Steeton and Silsden and the surrounding area. The Combined Authority and Bradford Council have been …

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Public overestimates opposition to new bike lanes by 50%, research shows

The public sees the benefits of more bike lanes in the UK but overestimates opposition by more than 50%, research commissioned by Cycling UK has shown. The charity said it is concerned this ‘incorrect perception’ of public opinion is preventing councils from having the confidence to roll out new cycle …

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Government releases £175 million for cycling and walking infrastructure across England

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has today given councils across England £175 million to create safe space for cycling and walking, as surveys and independent polls show strong public support for high-quality schemes. The money, part of the £2 billion announced for cycling and walking in May, will fund measures including …

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West Sussex’s Government-funded temporary cycleways to be removed

The Government-funded temporary cycleways in Crawley, East Grinstead, Horsham, Shoreham and Worthing are to be removed, West Sussex County Council has announced. Government funding for the pop-up cycleways was announced in May this year, with the aim of providing more safe space for people to cycle and help reduce pressure …

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Latest cycling and walking schemes in Greater Manchester secure £11.8 million funding

Greater Manchester’s Bee Network plan to deliver the “UK’s first” joined-up cycling and walking network is set to be boosted by almost £12 million worth of new cycling and walking routes. On 30th October, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) approved £11.8 million of the Mayor’s Challenge Fund to progress …

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