Tag Archives: Cycling UK

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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£175 million allocated for cycling and walking schemes across England

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has today given councils across England £175 million to create safe space for cycling and walking, as surveys and independent polls show strong public support for high-quality schemes. The money, part of the £2 billion announced for cycling and walking in May, will fund measures including …

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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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Two-thirds of Brits may avoid public transport post-lockdown

New research from National Rail and Cycling UK has found that two-thirds (65%) of Brits may avoid public transport as the nation returns to office work. The data shows that one-fifth of Britons are weighing up commuting to work by bike, while a further 22% were concerned their bike would …

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Northern Ireland scraps “outdated” e-bike rules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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