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17 Sep 2021

All ACT members are invited to join in on the APPGCW inquiry report launch. Please contact the ACT if you would like to join in and...

16 Sep 2021

There's so much to be learned from the success (or lessons) of others, particularly when it come to the ever-moving landscape of social media. So, every week Maybe* dig through all the data...

15 Sep 2021

Read which lucky bike shops and customers were chosen to receive Local Bike Shop Day prizes

14 Sep 2021

Green Streetis a guide to helping smaller retailers & hospitality businesses work together to slash their carbon footprint and become more sustainable as quickly as possible.

14 Sep 2021

From 1st April 2022, employer NICs will increase by 1.25 percentage points. Employee NICs will also increase by 1.25 percentage points, including for workers above state pension age

13 Sep 2021

Local Bike Shop Day 2021, administered by the Association of Cycle Traders (ACT), was supported by a record number of cycling organisations and bike shops

9 Sep 2021

Join tax compliance company Avalara for a webinar as they cover IOSS & selling into the EU, on Thursday 30th September at 11am.

8 Sep 2021

The Scottish Government has published its shared policy programme following the announcement of the Scottish National Party's power sharing partnership with the Scottish Green Party.

6 Sep 2021

Gary Spengler, the previous owner of Butterworth Spengler, will be riding between 4th to 12th September to complete over 970 miles for a worthy cause

6 Sep 2021

The Wellbeing Guide provides retailers with practical advice on how to support wellbeing for themselves and their colleagues.

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Cycling & Walking plays a key role in DfT's decarbonisation plan to achieve net zero

Posted on in Cycles News , Political News

Thecycle path Department for Transport (DfT) has published its strategy on ‘Decarbonising Britain: A Better, Greener Plan', setting out how the nation will meet its legal target of being net zero by 2050.

The plan recognises that the UK's charging infrastructure network must meet the demands of its users in the future, therefore committing to a £950 million Rapid Charging Fund to upgrade grid capacity at service areas across motorways and A-roads. The Government also confirmed it is working with Ofgem to make new grid connections as efficient as possible.

The plan also announces the phasing out of HGVs in 2035 and outlines how the Government and industry can act to decarbonise the last mile of deliveries.

Increasing cycling and walking is a large pproportion of the plan, whereby the DfT aim to deliver the Prime Minister's bold vision for cycling and walking investing £2 billion over five years with the aim that half of all journeys in towns and cities will be cycled or walked by 2030. The also plan to deliver a world class cycling and walking network in England by 2040.

The ACT is in regular contact with the DfT and plans to engage with them on this plan to support its development and implementation. as well as disussing opportunities this may present for the cycling industry.

Read the full report on ‘Decarbonising Britain: A Better, Greener Plan' here.

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