Market trends, Government policies and infrastructure updates

Northern Ireland scraps “outdated” e-bike rules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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CONEBI calls for €5 billion EU e-bike access fund

CONEBI and its advocacy partners are calling for investments in cycling infrastructure and a €5 billion EU e-bike access fund. The Confederation has worked closely with various public transport authorities and operators, business associations and Polis to pen a letter to the European Commission (EC) highlighting the need to support …

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£250 million emergency active travel fund unveiled

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has unveiled plans to boost greener, active transport and create a “new era for cycling and walking”. Pop-up bike lanes with protected space for cycling, wider pavements, safer junctions, and cycle and bus-only corridors will be created in England within weeks as part of a £250 million …

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Greater Manchester pledges £5 million for ‘bold’ active travel plans

Greater Manchester’s council leaders have committed to creating enhanced space for pedestrians and people on bikes across the city-region, to enable people to keep their distance for safe essential journeys and exercise during the COVID-19 lockdown and through recovery. Brought together under the Safe Streets Save Lives campaign, local authorities …

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