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Welsh Government launches new Active Travel Act guidance

The Welsh Government has issued new Active Travel Act guidance, to help local authorities plan, design and deliver high-quality walking and cycling routes. It brings together previous advice and feedback from a public consultation and sets out what is expected from councils when they are designing new infrastructure with Welsh …

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Data suggests success of Chiswick trial cycle lane with improved road safety and air quality

TfL and Hounslow Council have published new data that suggests a trial cycle lane in Chiswick has led to a ‘significant’ increase in the number of people cycling in the area, while also leading to a reduction in the number of people being hurt while cycling. In December 2020, Hounslow Council introduced …

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Work begins to develop new cycling and walking plan for Shropshire

Shropshire Council is developing a plan that will focus on providing an inter-connected cycling and walking network in the key urban areas of Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Oswestry and Whitchurch. The Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) will also look at potential cycling routes between these towns and …

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CityConnect routes see more than five million trips by bike

West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect programme has seen a combined total of more than five million trips by bike counted on its cycling and walking routes across the region. The figure was confirmed after collating the latest monthly user numbers from April 2021. The figures are taken from fixed-route counters …

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TfL to make capital’s roads ‘safer, greener and more efficient’ with new Works for London programme

TfL’s new Works for London programme is set to make the capital’s roads ‘safer, greener and more efficient’, bringing together all the contracts for roadworks and maintenance it is responsible for. Three infrastructure companies  – Ringway, FM Conway Limited and Tarmac Kier JV – will partner with TfL over the next eight years on the  programme. It will oversee …

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Data shows decline in deaths and serious injuries on London’s roads in 2020

TfL has published casualty statistics that show a continued decline in the number of people killed or seriously injured on London’s roads in 2020, with a 21% decrease over the year compared to 2019 data. Despite the decreases, 96 people were killed and 2,974 people suffered serious injuries on the …

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WYCA Investment Committee progresses £19.4 million of walking and cycling schemes

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) Investment Committee has progressed £19.4 million of walking and cycling schemes. Members approved recommendations to progress three walking and cycling schemes to the next stage of development at the meeting last Tuesday, 8th June. This included a £7.831 million (including £7.361 million of Combined …

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TfL seeking feedback on upgrades to CS8 cycle route

TfL is asking people for feedback on its latest series of upgrades to CS8, which have seen the cycle route improved through a number of trial changes including protected space for people cycling, wider cycle lanes and lower speed limits. The route is in the top 5% of cycle routes …

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New cycle route launches in Leeds city centre

A new city cycle route in Leeds has been launched, with Mayor of West Yorkshire Tracy Brabin joined by double Olympic champion and Leeds local Alistair Brownlee to cut the ribbon. The route runs between north Leeds and the city centre, along Clay Pit Lane. The infrastructure is part of …

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Cycling improvements set to begin on Leicester’s Anstey Lane next week

Part of Leicester’s Anstey Lane will be getting a new cycle track and better footpaths as part of a £1million improvement scheme. Leicester City Council will begin work on 14th June to improve footpaths and create a safer cycle route on the stretch of Anstey Lane between Buckminster Road and …

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