Tag Archives: COVID-19

The e-revolution and the ‘new to cycling’ consumer

By Dafydd Huws, Troll Outdoors and DexShell 2020 has been, as I am sure we would all agree, the strangest of years. From lockdowns and social distancing to an almost unprecedented demand for cycling, it is a year that will live long in the memory of every bike shop for …

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Cycling UK warns of ‘crippling’ congestion post-pandemic

Cycling UK has warned that an increase in private car use could lead to ‘crippling’ congestion and cost the economy over £15 billion per year, unless more is done to make it easier for people to walk and cycle shorter distances. The charity has raised its concerns as England emerges …

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West Yorkshire Combined Authority secures further funding for active travel measures

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has secured an additional £10.053 million from the Government’s Active Travel Fund, to create more space for people to travel by bike and on foot while easing the pressure on public transport and relieving congestion. This newly announced funding is in addition to the £2.5 million …

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The Big Issue teams up with ShareBike to launch e-bike scheme

The Big Issue has teamed up with ShareBike to launch an e-bike scheme. Big Issue-branded e-bikes were modelled this week by Big Issue founder Lord John Bird in Cambridge as he launched the scheme to support previously unemployed people back into work. With plans to launch a fleet across the …

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Norwich’s free ride initiative extended to keep city moving during lockdown

Norfolk County Council and Norwich’s micromobility provider Beryl have extended their free ride initiative to keep the city moving during the approaching lockdown. Starting from yesterday, 2nd November, Norfolk County Council and Beryl are offering 30 minutes free riding on the pedal bikes and 15 minutes on the e-bikes between …

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Britain ‘could be heading for traffic gridlock’ following pandemic, transport experts warn

Britain could be heading for traffic gridlock in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, transport experts have warned, as workers continue to shun public transport in favour of commuting by car. Although motor traffic on Britain’s roads decreased at the height of the national lockdown, Government figures show it is …

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Fleet Logistics launches Global Mobility Solutions arm

Fleet Logistics has created a Global Mobility Solutions unit to support its customers with key issues such as corporate mobility, sustainability, cost and electrification. The move, which Fleet said has been timed to help companies tackle ‘a long list of burning issues’ in the face of COVID-19, will see unit …

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Free Beryl bike rides offered in Norwich to ease pressure on public transport

Norfolk County Council and Beryl are now offering free bike rides in Norwich to ease pressure on public transport and aid the city’s green recovery. Starting from today, residents will be encouraged to cycle during commuting hours with 30 minutes of free riding being offered on Beryl pedal bikes and …

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Ensuring cycling is more than just a pandemic trend

By Gareth Nettleton, global vice president and the lead of Strava Metro Britain’s roads are looking dramatically different these days. While traffic jams may not yet be a thing of the past, in cities especially, we are seeing cars fast being matched by runners and cyclists – something we’ve long …

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Transport authorities need ‘more ambition’ to tackle change

Public transport vouchers for people who scrap ageing cars and encouraging GPs to ‘prescribe cycling’ are among plans tabled by a mobility charity to a Holyrood inquiry. CoMoUK has submitted a number of recommendations to the Scottish Parliament’s Green Recovery inquiry. The organisation aims to reduce car use by encouraging …

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