Cycling

Sturgeon announces £27m to promote walking and cycling

16/10/2019

More than 200 ‘active travel’ projects across Scotland are set to receive a multi-million pound investment, Scotland’s first minister has announced.

Cyclists demand access to rural footpaths

20/08/2019

British cyclists are calling for a reform of England’s rights of way legislation to allow bikes onto country footpaths – a call resisted by walkers.

City of London publishes UK’s ‘first’ wind microclimate guidelines

20/08/2019

The City of London has published the UK’s first wind microclimate guidelines for new development proposals in the Square Mile in an effort to keep cyclists safe.

Government welcomes plans to create West Midlands national park

08/08/2019

Whitehall has welcomed proposals to create a new West Midlands urban national park that would span more than seven cities and open up hundreds of miles of green space.

MPs call for dedicated funding for active travel

23/07/2019

MPs have criticised the Government for inadequate and ‘piecemeal’ active travel investment and called for a dedicated funding stream for local walking and cycling.

Millions 'wasted' on painted cycle lanes, ambassadors warn

17/06/2019

Cycling and walking ambassadors have called on the Government to provide councils with greater powers and more money to make key changes in cities.

Calls to make cycling more inclusive for women, older and disabled people

06/06/2019

Women, older and disabled people are neglected in provision of resources to support cycling, according to a report.

Gov to fall short on national cycling target

28/05/2019

The Government is set to fall way short of its target of doubling the number of cycling journeys by 2025.

Councils paying out £8,800 per cyclist in pothole compensation

04/03/2019

Councils are paying out an average of £8,800 per cyclist in pothole compensation claims, a new investigation has revealed.

Investment in cycling could prevent 34,000 life-threatening illnesses, report finds

28/01/2019

Thousands of life-threatening illnesses could be prevented if major cities increased cycling rates to those seen in London since the turn of the millennium.

London cycle routes face rebrand

18/12/2018

London mayor Sadiq Khan has unveiled a new Cycling Action Plan that aims to create a London-wide cycle network while doubling cycling journeys in six years.

Council spends £12,000 on four speed signs

13/11/2018

Bournemouth council has spent thousands of pounds installing speed signs along the promenade in an attempt to slow cyclists down.

Charity calls for overhaul of cycling network with ‘historic problems’

12/11/2018

A cycling charity has called for an ‘overhaul’ of the UK’s cycle network, a move they argue could help add nearly £8bn to the economy.

West Midlands to invest £43m in ‘congestion busting projects’

07/11/2018

Local leaders in the West Midlands will this Friday consider plans to invest £43m in projects designed to tackle the region’s congestion problems.

Campaigners criticise dangerous cycling offence proposals

13/08/2018

Cycling advocates have accused the Government of ‘tinkering around the edges’ with a proposal to introduce a death by dangerous cycling offence.

Six councils win share of £6.5m cycling fund

12/06/2018

Six councils have bid successfully for a share of a £6.5m fund aimed at making cycling ‘the natural choice’ of transport.

Work begins on Birmingham's 'cycle revolution'

10/04/2018

Amey has begun work on a £5.4m project in Birmingham to deliver a 4km two-way, fully segregated cycle route linking Selly Oak and the University of Birmingham with the city centre.

Councils spend £43m on pothole claims in five years

26/03/2018

Councils across the UK have paid out at least £43m on compensation claims from potholes over the last five years, according to a cycling charity.

Potholes kill or injure hundreds of cyclists, figures reveal

08/03/2018

Nearly 400 cyclists have been killed or maimed over the last decade due to poorly maintained local roads, new figures reveal.

Eight chosen to bid for £7m cycling safety funding

19/02/2018

Ministers are inviting eight English cities to bid for a share of £6.5m to improve safety for cyclists as part of the Government’s controversial cycle safety review.

District relaxes ban on 'anti-social cycling'

14/02/2018

Mansfield's District Council has relaxed its 24-hour ban on cycling in the town centre, which it said was introduced ‘to tackle anti-social cycling at busy times’.

Mayor Khan putting ‘cars before people’, Assembly members warn

04/12/2017

Members of the London Assembly have accused mayor Sadiq Khan of putting cars before people and failing to make sure his 'healthy streets' policy is successful.

Failure to meet air pollution targets kills 13,000, charity says

04/12/2017

Premature deaths from air pollution could have been dramatically cut if official targets to get more people to walk and cycle had been met, campaigners claim.

Survey reveals support for protected bike routes in cities

14/11/2017

Most people think more space should be given to cyclists on roads even when it means less room for other traffic, according to a survey.

BT and See.Sense light the way for safe cycling in Manchester

09/08/2017

BT has announced the launch of a new project with See.Sense to provide sensor-enabled and connected bike lights to up to 180 cyclists across Manchester as part of CityVerve, the UK’s smart city demonstrator.

Investment in cycling stimulates increase in bike journeys, charity finds

20/07/2017

A new study shows trips by bike have increased in 18 cities and towns in England following an investment programme to encourage cycling.

Research published into cycle collisions hotspots

23/05/2017

The majority of cycle collisions occur within 20 meters of a junction, new research into accident ‘hotspots’ has revealed.

Active travel projects get £15m funding boost

22/05/2017

Active travel charity Sustrans Scotland has awarded more than £15m in Scottish Government funding for the creation of walking and cycling infrastructure in the country over the next year.

Green Party pledges £2bn boost for ‘walking and cycling revolution’

08/05/2017

The Green Party has pledged to create a ‘walking and cycling revolution’ if elected in the upcoming General Election.

Record £770m to be spent on cycling in London

05/12/2016

The mayor of London today announced a record £154m per year will be spent on developing cycling infrastructure over the next five years.

Council fits buses with technology to detect cyclists

09/09/2016

A London borough has become the first the first local authority to install new technology on its buses to help drivers detect passing cyclists.

Councils urged to bid for £60m sustainable travel fund

06/07/2016

Councils in England are being urged to bid for a share of £60m to develop sustainable transport initiative.

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