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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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Get on your bike - Car Free Day gives communities glimpse of a world without traffic

Posted on in Cycles News , Outdoor News

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 and enjoy a range of outdoor community celebrations with the focus on play and neighbourhood get-togethers - with no cars, vans or lorries spoiling the fun.

Car Free Day 2022

Car Free Day is also an opportunity to encourage people to try travelling on two wheels instead of four. The event is being marked in several areas when streets in some locations will be transformed into Play Streets as part of the local authorities’ environment and sustainability strategies.

In London, folding bike firm Brompton’s using a dilapidated former petrol station as a hub for cyclists. The petrol station will be open between 8am-8pm, to offer test rides and track facilities for both standard and electric bikes.

In Scotland, initiatives like Street Play in Glasgow will enable residents to close roads to host parties and workshops between 22nd and 25th September. Edinburgh Council will be shutting Waverley Bridge for special events, and more than 200 Kidical mass rides are planned across Europe, which protect children cycling in areas without segregated bike lanes through temporary measures.

And on Tyneside, an office park is offering members of its community the option of a carefree commute.

Quorum Park’s new fleet of e-bikes can be hired on a daily or weekly basis, and members of its workplace community that cycle to work on World Car Free Day this Thursday will be rewarded with a “range of incentives”.

The park is one of a number of businesses across the borough to be working with North Tyneside Council Climate Change Action group to encourage people to ditch their car for the day as part of the annual initiative, or perhaps longer.

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