Tag Archives: Scotland

Free nextbike rides initiative in Stirling extended

An initiative making nextbike journeys free for Stirling residents has been extended until June 2021. Since being introduced last summer to encourage safe active travel during the pandemic, locals have made over 20,000 trips and clocked up more than 38,000km around the city. Supported by Forth Environment Link and Cycling …

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New housing developments in Scotland ‘should contain mobility hubs’, says CoMoUK

Large housing developments should contain mobility hubs for transport as a condition of planning consent to improve the environment and reduce congestion, ministers have been told. Responding to a Scottish Government consultation, shared transport charity Collaborative Mobility UK (CoMoUK) said greener travel should be ‘at the heart’ of the country’s …

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Over £600,000 awarded to e-bike projects across Scotland

The Scottish Government has awarded over £633,000 to support 45 e-bike projects across the country. Through the latest round of the eBike Grant Fund, delivered through Energy Saving Trust, schools, hospitals and community groups will establish projects to adopt e-bikes, adaptive bikes and e-cargo bikes as an alternative to car …

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‘European-style’ mobility hubs to be introduced in Scotland

Scotland is set to introduce European-style mobility hubs that bring various forms of transport together in one place. The model has been identified as a strategic priority in a report for the Scottish Government. Mobility hubs are particularly common in Germany and Austria and other countries on the continent as …

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Poll shows support for shared transport schemes in Scotland

A new opinion poll by Survation for Collaborative Mobility UK (CoMoUK) has found that 50% of people in Scotland support measures to increase the use of shared transport models, with only 13% opposed. The transport charity has called for more action to increase car clubs and bike-sharing to help tackle …

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Cycling increases in Edinburgh and Glasgow following introduction of bike share schemes

Cycling in Edinburgh and Glasgow has increased in the last year following the introduction of bike share schemes. Research by shared mobility charity CoMoUK has suggested that the number of trips on cycle hire schemes has increased by 70% in Edinburgh and 30% in Glasgow since August 2019. The charity …

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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’s largest’ e-bike shop set to open in Edinburgh

The Electric Cycle Company (ECC) is moving to a 4,000 square foot, carbon-neutral premises in Edinburgh. Boogie, host of Forth 1’s Breakfast Show, joined Neill Hope, MD of the Electric Cycle Company, to launch a crowdfunding campaign to renovate the building into a new store and workshop, the “biggest e-bike …

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