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29 Sep 2022

With household budgets under pressure, a new study has revealed that half the population believe e-bikes are the natural replacement for cars.

29 Sep 2022

New research from Ankorstore, an online B2B platform that connects brands and shops in Europe, has shown that independent retailers are relying on the support of local shoppers, rather than the...

26 Sep 2022

Following the Chancellor’s mini-budget last week, the retail industry has been reacting to the support package for small businesses and independent shops….including some of the...

22 Sep 2022

More than £1.2 million has been paid out to cyclists who have fallen off their bike on Edinburgh's tram lines over the last decade.

22 Sep 2022

This Thursday, September 22nd is World Car Free Day, an annual worldwide event that gives communities the chance to imagine a life without traffic. It also encourages families to come together...

21 Sep 2022

The Association of Cycle Traders has welcomed the government’s announcement that it will be funding support for business energy bills over the next six months.

20 Sep 2022

Bike for Good, the Glasgow-based cycling charity and social enterprise, today announced its partnership with Cytech the internationally recognised training and accreditation scheme for bicycle...

20 Sep 2022

There is a growing movement demanding that roads be made safer for children to cycle to school, with local authorities being called on to redesign local roads and neighbourhoods to provide safer...

20 Sep 2022

Travel insurance comparison site, Comparethemarket, has compiled a list of the top 20 most Instagrammed cycling routes across Europe as inspiration for an exciting cycling break.

15 Sep 2022

BIES Retail has created a visual toolkit for all organisations, and the public sector during this time of mourning to show the country speaking with one voice of unity.

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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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