Cycling levels down a quarter on lockdown peak

New figures released by the Department for Transport suggest that cycling levels in England are down on their peak levels seen in March 2021, but that they are still far above 2013 levels. In March 2021, cycling levels peaked during the coronavirus pandemic with an increase of 63% since December 2013. COVID-19 restrictions were still […]

£3.6m boost for active travel in Glasgow

Projects that encourage walking, wheeling and cycling in Glasgow are to receive a £3.6m cash injection after the city’s council secured funding from Places for Everyone – an active travel infrastructure programme funded by the Scottish Government and administered by Sustrans. The funding will help progress a range of projects including the Govan City Network […]

TfL launches three new low traffic Cycleways

Transport for London has launched three new Cycleways across the capital, which it says will make it even easier for people to travel around London by bike. These new routes, the first of a series to be launched mainly using new low traffic local streets, are being delivered alongside TfL and the boroughs’ existing programme […]

Plymouth offers more sustainable travel options

A new scheme called Connect Plymouth is getting up and running offering new, more sustainable ways to get around the city. Docking stations have been popping up all over the city and when fully operational, Beryl Bikes will have a 500-strong fleet of electric bikes for hire from over 90 sites across the city.  There […]

TfL confirms start of new Cycleway 50

Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed that construction work will begin on a new cycle route between Finsbury Park and Holloway Road on 20 February. The new section of Cycleway 50 will be the first along a major new corridor of safer walking and cycling infrastructure and will be a significant boost to London’s growing network of high-quality Cycleways. The new route, […]

TfL moves forward with plans for new cycle route through Nine Elms

Transport for London has published a consultation report that confirms it is moving forward with plans to make it easier and safer to walk and cycle on Battersea Park Road in Nine Elms.    The eastern end of the Nine Elms area has seen significant development in recent years, including a new station on the Northern line, and the changes would help to connect […]

London’s cycle hire scheme sees record-breaking 2022

Transport for London has released data on the use of the Santander Cycles hire scheme in 2022, that shows that the scheme experienced another record-breaking year, with 11,506,889 hires. This is 565,625 hires more than were made in 2021, which was also a record-breaking year for the scheme. TfL says Santander Cycles plays a “hugely […]

£32.9 million to create a national network of walking and cycling experts

Local authorities are being given a fund to help skills training to help enable them to develop thousands of well thought-through local walking and cycling schemes, co-created by the communities who will use them. The Department for Transport says the investment will help local authorities in England design, develop and consult on high-quality active travel […]

Holborn active travel scheme approved

Camden Council’s Cabinet this evening (Wednesday 14 December) approved a range of cycling, pedestrian, road safety changes and public realm improvements to the High Holborn, Drake Street, Procter Street, Red Lion Square and Southampton Row area, following a consultation with residents, businesses and key interested groups between October and November 2022. The approved scheme will: […]

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