Infrastructure

Market trends, Government policies and infrastructure updates

E-cargo bikes to help local council deliver goods and services

Harlow and Gilston Garden Town has received funding for a fleet of e-cargo bikes that will enable local council services to move away from traditional van and car use and towards active and sustainable travel. Arriving in Harlow this summer, the e-cargo bikes will have a container for transporting goods …

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UK puts £90 million into three ‘future transport zones’

The UK Government has pledged £90 million to three ‘future transport zones’ to test new ways of transporting people and goods. In essence, the money will go towards enabling local authorities to introduce such things as app-based transport services, some of which contain Mobility as a Service (MaaS) or driverless …

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E-scooters could be limited to 12.5mph in UK

E-scooters will be limited to 12.5mph when they are trialled in the UK next month, while an ongoing consultation will decide the final rules that will apply to the vehicles when they are fully legalised for road use. Anyone who uses an e-scooter during the trial period will need to …

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£24 million fund awarded to WECA for new major regional transport study

The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) is spearheading a £28million project to test how people will get around in future. It includes trialling e-scooters – currently illegal on UK roads and pavements – that commuters could hire for the first and last mile of their journey to the workplace …

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E-bike use ‘could cut car emissions by up to 50%’

E-bikes could cut car carbon dioxide emissions in England by up to 50% if used to replace car travel, University of Leeds researchers from the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS) have found. This equates to about 30 million tonnes per year, researchers said. Even replacing just 20% …

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New £10 million bike hire scheme arriving in Manchester

A new £10 million bike hire scheme will arrive in Manchester in 2021. The initial phase of the project – which claims lessons have been learned from the unsuccessful Mobike rollout – will provide around 1,500 bikes to the Greater Manchester area in the spring. The Greater Manchester Combined Authority …

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Tel Aviv to double city’s bike paths by 2025

The Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality has approved a strategic plan aimed at doubling the length of bike paths in the city from 140 kilometres to 300 kilometres by 2025. The plan also aims to increase the number of personal vehicle journeys in the city in the next five years, from 11% …

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Northern Ireland scraps “outdated” e-bike rules

Northern Ireland has relaxed regulations on the use of e-bikes (electrically assisted pedal cycles or EAPCs). The move brings Northern Ireland into line with the rest of the UK, where e-bikes are exempt from the restrictions covering motorcycles as long as they comply with certain requirements restricting their power and …

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WBIA invited to participate in new sustainable transport task force

The WBIA has been invited to participate in a new task force of THE PEP (Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme), a joint body of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations (UN), to develop “Principles of Green and Healthy Sustainable Transport”. COVID-19 is having a substantial impact …

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London to host one of the largest capital city car-free zones in the world

Sadiq Khan and TfL intend to transform parts of central London into one of the largest car-free zones in any capital city in the world. The plan will be implemented to ensure safe social distancing on public transport in London as lockdown restrictions are eased, and will help support increased …

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