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E-mobility specialist Pure Electric launches campaign for ‘Cycle in Retirement’ plan

Pure Electric has called on the Government to encourage over 65s to get back in the saddle through a new, nationwide ‘Cycle in Retirement’ scheme. Under the plans, retired Brits would be given a 20% discount on a new bike or e-bike of their choice through a voucher scheme linked to …

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Government ‘promises decision’ on legal status of e-scooters following trials

Understanding the positive and negative impacts of electric scooters from the data and evidence of current on-road trials will be key to the decision about whether they will be legalised, the Government has told the Transport Committee. The Transport Committee has published the Government’s Response to its report, E-scooters: pavement …

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Government seeks views on e-bikes and digital mapping to connect rural areas

Drone deliveries and digital mapping for easy-to-access walking and cycling routes could soon be a reality for people living in rural areas across the UK, following the launch of a call for evidence to help develop the Government’s Future of Transport: rural strategy. The Future of Transport: rural strategy – …

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Government set to introduce e-bike subsidy scheme

The Government is reportedly planning to introduce a scheme next spring to subsidise the purchase of electric bikes. The scheme is expected to bring consumers savings of about a third of the retail price of an e-bike, although the Government is yet to reveal full details. Trials will begin in …

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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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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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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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Open letter calls for Government to support rollout of micromobility vehicles across London

Centre for London and 16 other organisations – the London Micromobility Alliance – have today published an open letter calling on the Government to support the rollout of micromobility vehicles – e-scooters, e-cargo bikes and e-bikes – across the capital… Dear Minister, While we need to socially distance, public transport …

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Transport Committee calls for legalisation of e-scooters

The Transport Committee has called for the legalisation of e-scooters, but said their use on pavements should be prohibited. In a report published today, E-scooters: pavement nuisance or transport innovation, the committee said that e-scooters have the potential to offer a “low cost, accessible and environmentally friendly alternative” to the …

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Coventry e-scooter trial paused amid ‘improper use’

A Government-backed trial in Coventry to look at the best approach to legalising the use of e-scooters has been paused after concerns that some users have been riding the scooters on pavements. The Government has amended legislation to legalise the use of e-scooters – under controlled conditions – as part …

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