Scotland's COVID-19 pop-up active infrastructure fund has now closed, but the Government has introduced a series of measures to incentivise local authorities to make these changes permanent.
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Daniel Gillett, Policy Officer at Sustrans, suggests how the UK can get more people cycling during and beyond the pandemic, how new infrastructure can be integrated with existing transport networks, and how Government action should be long-term.
In a bid to encourage more active and sustainable travel, Northern Ireland Infrastructure Minister, Nichola Mallon, has put forward new e-bike legislation which will allow their use on public roads.
Sustrans' newly-launched online map will help key workers - approximately 40 per cent of the UK's workforce - stay mobile during the COVID-19 pandemic, with access to bike-related offers and information about local bike shops.
The project aims to provide improved connections between major places in Glasgow, and public spaces, walking routes, new pedestrian crossings, and electric car and bike hire stations will also complement the project.
The software, which until now is said to have been used to analyse and accommodate movement of motor vehicles, aims to simulate accurate real-life movements of cyclists.
£2 million has been awarded to develop the 'most thorough understanding ever' of Britain's road markings, sections of the National Cycle Network and the country’s footways.
Across the UK many will benefit from upgrades to existing cycle routes and improved cycleway connectivity, creating a safe, accessible and traffic-free network.
Across the UK, commuting by bike will be easier and safer in 2019 as new facilities are set up at stations to improve access for cyclists.