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9 Jul 2020

With the additional Government funding and Activate Cycle Academy's launch of a brand new apprenticeship standard for bicycle mechanics there has never been a better time to take on an...

8 Jul 2020

The Competition and Markets Authority is leading a Digital Markets Taskforce to provide advice to the Government on the potential design and implementation of pro-competitive measures for...

8 Jul 2020

Coronavirus is clearly having a huge impact on retail workers but one ofthe impacts that is often overlooked is its effect on the mental wellbeing of those working in our stores.

7 Jul 2020

The Government has now published its response to the Call for Evidence on Violence and Abuse towards shop staff which closed in June 2019.

2 Jul 2020

Innovative indie retailers who adapt their business to combat the impact of Covid-19 are to be recognised in a special category in Britain's Best Small Shops competition 2020

2 Jul 2020

The Government has published the Business and Planning Bill in the Houseof Commons designed to make provision relating to the promotion of economic recovery and growth.

1 Jul 2020

Rental e-scooters will become legal on roads in Great Britain from this Saturday, in a bid to ease pressure on public transport amid the coronavirus crisis

1 Jul 2020

To gauge the intentions of the British public, Maybe* has gathered 20,000 answers from regions across the UK to understand if and when they'll return to the shops, and what their concerns...

1 Jul 2020

The FCA are requesting that firms now prepare for phased move to FCA's new data collection platform RegData.

24 Jun 2020

Recent research has investigated how consumer behaviour has developed over the past few months as people have adapted their shopping styles tothe lockdown

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DfT's recent cycling achievements

Posted on in Cycles News , Political News

The Secretary of State for Transport, The Rt Hon Grant Shapps, has updated the House on key recent achievements by the Department for Transport.

The Secretary has highlighted the importance of finding efficient transport by stating "Transport plays a critical part in all our lives and is central to some of the biggest issues the country faces, including decarbonisation, growing our economy and uniting the country."

The update states the following achievements specific to cycling:

  • Government spending on cycling and walking has increased to around £2 billion over the 2016 to 2017-2020 to 2021 Spending Review period.
  • Invested over £40 million in the Cycle Rail programme since 2012 which has tripled the number of cycle parking spaces at over 500 stations, bringing the total to over 80,000.
  • Invested £22 million in 33 new and upgraded cycle routes on the National Cycle Network this year.
  • Launched a £2 million e-cargo bike grant programme in February 2019 to support the uptake of e-cargo bikes.
  • Announced a further £13 million in the Bikeability training for school children in October 2018, to extend the scheme into 2020 to 2021. In the year up to April 2019, around 400,000 children completed the scheme.
  • Secured funding through the Cycle City Ambition programme to improve cycling infrastructure in 8 cities to get more people cycling by improving and expanding cycle routes between the city centres, local communities, and key employment and retail sites.
  • Published the first ever statutory Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy in April 2017.

The report also lists improvements for other methods of transport, ongoing technical innovations, motoring and the environment and more. Read the full report on the government website.

 

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