Tag Archives: Scotland

Planning application submitted for new Mountain Bike Innovation Centre in Scotland

The planning application for the new Mountain Bike Innovation Centre has been submitted by South of Scotland Enterprise. The £13 million centre in Innerleithen in the Scottish Borders is set to be a key development for the South of Scotland and will be funded by the UK Government as part …

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Toolkit launched to increase number of mobility hubs in Scotland

CoMoUK has launched an online toolkit for transport professionals and communities interested in setting up mobility hubs in Scotland. The charity has created the free guide with the aim of driving the creation of more sustainable transport options. Mobility hubs, which are proliferating in the UK, involve different modes of …

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Free cycle repair scheme relaunches in Scotland

Thousands of people across Scotland are set to get pedalling following the relaunch of a scheme offering free bike repairs. The Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme will encourage people to get old bikes out of storage and back in use, as well as keeping well-used bikes pedalling smoothly and safely. The …

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Inverness e-bike share scheme Hi-Bike launches

E-bike share scheme Hi-Bike has launched today, 1st October, in Inverness. The first phase of the scheme will see 30 electric bikes for hire in the city, with three charging stations and three virtual stations. The stations will be located at the Falcon Square entrance to the railway station, behind …

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Dowey joins CoMoUK as charity steps up campaign for Scottish mobility hubs

CoMoUK has made a key appointment as it steps up its policy and advocacy work for mobility hubs in Scotland. The transport charity has brought in experienced architect Mark Dowey as its senior development officer for the built environment for Scotland. His role will involve working towards the creation of …

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CoMoUK appoints Rachael Murphy as new Scotland director

CoMoUK has appointed Rachael Murphy as its new Scotland director. Murphy has joined from the Community Transport Association. She moved to Scotland ten years ago to study French and Hispanic Studies at the University of Aberdeen and has worked in transport for three years, bringing amendments to the Transport Act, …

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Free bike pilots announced by Scottish Government

The Scottish Government has announced the first six pilot projects selected to offer free bikes for school-age children who cannot afford one. As part of a series of commitments delivered by the Scottish Government within its first 100 days, the new pilots will test their approaches across the next 12 …

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Poll shows support for online system to report dangerous driving in Scotland

A poll of the Scottish public has shown strong support for the introduction of an online system that would allow people to upload and report footage of dangerous driving on Scottish roads. Carried out by YouGov on behalf of Cycling UK, the poll asked the Scottish public whether they would …

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Scotland’s bike-sharing schemes sparked ‘huge’ rise in lockdown cycling, report finds

Thousands of people across Scotland’s two largest cities took up cycling during lockdown as a result of coordinated bike-sharing initiatives, funded by the Scottish Government, a new report has found. Shared transport charity Collaborative Mobility UK (CoMoUK) said promotions in Glasgow and Edinburgh, which allowed users free time on a …

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