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16 May 2022

Millions of people across the country will benefit from cleaner air and cheaper ways to travel and keep active, thanks to £200 million of government funding for new walking and cycling...

12 May 2022

Local Bike Shop Day 2022 was a great success across the UK, with online platforms thriving as well as a surge in the physical footfall seen in-stores!

12 May 2022

We Can, You Can is a celebration of the many faces of cycling. The way we move is changing. And the people leading the change are like me and you. We can, you can.

10 May 2022

The speech sets out the government’s agenda for the upcoming Parliament, outlining proposed policies and legislation. An overview of the main announcements relevant to independent shops is...

28 Apr 2022

To celebrate Local Bike Shop Day on Saturday 30 April, BetterPoints are offering QUINTUPLE points and the chance to win a £55 bike service by choosing to travel on two...

26 Apr 2022

Wheels for Wellbeing is a Disabled people’s cycling organisation who campaign for equal access to cycling...

26 Apr 2022

The annual celebration of bike shops across the nation is fast approaching! Be sure to pop down to your local bike shop this Saturday to get a taste of the passion, knowledge and personalised...

21 Apr 2022

On Local Bike Shop Day 4 lucky customers that purchase a bike through Cyclescheme will be awarded a £250 cycling voucher for the store they collect the bike from! In addition to offering a...

21 Apr 2022

Cytech are attending the Cycle Show and will be demonstrating key practices in bike maintenance that are useful for both the trade and public. Alongside the show we're offering...

21 Apr 2022

The Scottish Government retail division are looking for input with regards to the recent adaptations in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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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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