Tag Archives: COVID-19

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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UK Government facing ‘transport crisis’

The UK is facing a ‘transport crisis’ and requires ‘urgent action’ according to Pure Electric. The micromobility firm has written to the Government urging them to prevent the UK from being overwhelmed as commuters return to work and children return to school next month. While cycling and walking activity increased …

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Post-COVID Carmageddon: DfT data confirms it’s happening

Amid the disruption, tragedy and uncertainty of COVID-19, one of the few benefits of the unfortunate situation was the change in our transport habits. The roads were clear, cities were quieter, the air was cleaner; cycling increased massively and we all enjoyed a healthier way of living. Unfortunately, it seems …

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COVID-19 prompts significant layoffs at Bird

Bird has laid off nearly a third of its workforce as a result of the damage caused by COVID-19. The e-scooter start-up had already paused its shared scooter operations in many markets throughout the world, dramatically cutting back spending, but the financial impact has ultimately meant that cuts were inevitable. …

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17% of commuters ‘more likely to cycle to work’ after COVID-19

An ICM poll for Shand Cycles has that found that 17% of commuters are more likely to cycle to work following the COVID-19 outbreak. If that trend were mapped across the country’s 32 million commuters, it would lead to five and a half million people taking to their bikes. The …

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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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