As the UK’s lockdown love affair with the bicycle begins to slow and people have been returning to their cars to commute, the Bicycle Association are urging the government to do more to make the public realise that e-bikes are an alternative. As the boom in bike sales during the lockdown had a limited effect on more expensive bikes – e-bikes included – the BA say that the government should consider subsidies in the form of discounts, including e-bikes in car scrappage schemes and slashing VAT on bike products.
Chris Boardman talks about his new, car-free life; and finding himself in the unfamiliar territory of backing the Government’s road policies; 2 July 2020 • 11:48am
By Fran Graham 3/7/20
The Government is backing plans for pop-up cycle lanes, wider pavements, and several other measures, to encourage more cycling and walking across the West Midlands.
First of new CYCLOPS junctions in Manchester is hoped to improve crossings for walking and cycling, and shorten wait times for drivers
By Emma Griffin, vice-chair, London Living Streets
Researchers find difference in vehicle speeds with a cyclist ahead or another car in front is “negligible”
German killed and seriously injured data has begun to track incidents specifically where micromobility forms are said to be involved.
Cycling UK says the Government’s recent allocation of Emergency Active Travel funding indicates which local authorities are serious about cycling and walking… and which are not.