Benelux transport ministers have called on the European Commission, EU member states and regional authorities to embrace and promote cycling as part of the sustainable recovery from COVID-19, offering a series of recommendations.
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The design has been lauded by experts nationally and internationally, with the approach being adopted in Cambridge, Lancashire and Ottawa in Canada.
The polling was commissioned by Centre for London to explore Londoners’ changing attitudes to travel during the COVID-19 crisis, and the potential impacts on the city’s transport network once lockdown is over.
The London Cycling Campaign (LCC) has published a research paper, arguing that road-legal micromobility technologies, with safe access to cycle tracks, will significantly contribute to the decarbonisation of the UK.
The £2 million Smarter Choices, Smarter Places Open Fund to increase walking, cycling and sustainable travel has been announced for a third year in Scotland.
Beryl’s #BetterByBike campaign aims to build on the current momentum supporting cycling during the pandemic and its role in creating healthy and safe streets.
Sherpa Capital’s investment in CityBike aims to further strength the company and accelerate the growth of its international business via the implementation of shared bicycle systems in new cities.
Bosses at nextbike, Cardiff Bus and Passenger stated that they believe this move offers essential workers travelling around the city now - and the passengers of the future post-lockdown - more options to control their journeys.
The government has also announced an initial £250 million emergency active travel fund for cycling and walking infrastructure and revealed plans to extend the UK EV charging network.
The infrastructure plans aim to enable people to keep their distance for safe essential journeys and exercise during the coronavirus lockdown and through the recovery period.
Early modelling by TfL has revealed there could be more than a 10-fold increase in kilometres cycled, and up to five times the amount of walking, compared to pre-COVID-19 levels, if demand returns.
Over the coming weeks, Edinburgh City Council will be implementing several changes to help support pedestrians and cyclists adhere to physical distancing guidelines.
The project is designed to expand rapid public transit, cycling and walking, as well as ease pressure on traffic congestion in the area.