News stories – June 2020

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Half of motorists plan to walk more and 40% of motorists intend to drive less

Maps show UK pavements not wide enough for social distancing

AA president backs road miles pricing scheme

Huge demand from the public for more and bigger cycle lanes

Offer adults free training to help shift to cycling, say experts

Local authorities given new tools to crack down on misuse of mandatory cycle lanes

Bike brands work together on high profile cycling marketing campaign

Installing Pop-Up Cycleways In British Cities Matter Of Social Justice, Says Chris Boardman

‘Tactical urbanists’ make their own social distancing lanes with cones and paint

How is lockdown changing Londoners’ travel habits?

Exports of UK cycling goods climb by 15% 

New mapping tool identifies top priority locations for new cycle routes

VIDEO from Channel 4 News: British cities embrace cycling after lockdown

Garden villages locking-in car dependency

Health professionals use their voice to advocate for active travel

Councils are dodging calls for temporary cycle lanes

1.3 million bikes sold during lockdown in the UK

UK Bike market could shrink by 10% due to recession

Dad and two children killed on Father’s Day walk by drunk driver

Government Rolls Out £50 ‘Fix Your Bike’ Voucher Scheme

Grant Shapps says that Local authorities need to re-prioritise road space use

Motorist who was told not to drive due to failing eyesight admits killing cyclist

Bike boom: UK sales up 60% in April and 50% increase for electric bikes

Will pop-up bike lanes keep new cyclists on the road?

Government tells councils to show more ambition with cycling plans

Rental e-scooters trials start



Proposals for 21km of pop-up cycleways in West Sussex

Sheffield City Region announces plans for 100km of walking and cycling routes

Glasgow removes a third of car parking for social distancing

Leeds City Council announces emergency walking and cycling plans in response to Covid-19

Suffolk’s plan for more walking and cycling

Newham’s ‘try before you bike’ scheme

New street design guide for Leicester

The £600k plans to transform parts of Manchester into pedestrian and cycle zones

Dedicated cycleways for Coventry  

Westminster City Council is set to deliver 11km of additional cycle lanes

Reading announces pop-up cycle lanes

Greater Manchester councils agree to work together on cycle lanes

Hammersmith & Fulham to use smart camera technology to halt rat-running

Liverpool installs second pop-up cycle lane

Wandsworth is to implement 20mph limits 

London Streetspace: where’s the pace?

‘Major’ improvement works complete on traffic-free cycle and walking route to Oxford

The University of Bolton buys 1,000 bicycles to help students avoid public transport

Westminster drops pop-up cycle lane plan on Oxford Street

Why Leicester City is a beacon for active travel initiatives

Cycling and walking will be key to York’s economic recovery

TfL has allocated £22.26m to 24 London boroughs for walking and cycling

Wales allocates £15.4m to local authorities

West of England Combined Authority (WECA) has agreed £13m investment in measures to encourage cycling and walking

Trafford Council removes A56 pop-up cycle lane after drivers complain

Oxfordshire plans increase in cycleways

What the West Midlands is getting right, and wrong, for cycling

Southampton MP complains of City Council “taking out lanes” for cycling

Kent gets £1.6m in active travel funds and declares 20’s Plenty for Faversham

Free bike share launches in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Bridgend active travel routes get £620,000 funding boost

Brighton proposes mixed fleet of rental bikes and e-scooters

North Tyneside installs pop-up cycle lanes

Surrey County Council matches government funding to support walkers and cyclists

Manchester installs traditional Dutch style road junction

‘Manchester City Council create more bike lanes’ say billboards on the A6 & A56



Europeans want to keep their cities car free

20% of Ireland’s transport budget will go to walking and cycling

ECF dashboard – the latest data on cycling measures around Europe

Amsterdam: How to Cut 10,000 Parking Spaces Without Anyone Complaining

Re-elected Mayor Of Paris Vowing To Remove Cars And Boost Bicycling And Walking






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