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9 May 2024

John Lewis, the UK’s largest department store, will stock the UK’s leading e-bike brand, VOLT from today. The retailer will have four models from VOLT’s award-winning range of...

25 Mar 2024

The annual e-bike monitor by market research institute GfK has found that the 25-34 age group made up a bigger portion of all e-bike customers in the Netherlands in 2023 compared with 2022,...

30 Nov 2023

New research from Lime entitled “Tackling the Gender Pedal Gap” has most women facing barriers to cycling, including poorly lit streets and isolated routes. The report claims...

24 Aug 2023

Cytech training provider Spokes People were recently asked by the Afghan National Team if they could suggest any way for them to be supported mechanically at the UCI World Championships in...

16 May 2023

Cycling UK has opened nominations for its annual 100 Women in Cycling list, which celebrates the inspirational women working in the cycle sector.

3 Apr 2023

A sixth of deliveries in central London could be done by cargo bike by 2030, according to Transport for London.

8 Mar 2023

As the world marks International Women’s Day, the Association of Cycle Traders is among several industry organisations backing a new Diversity in Cycling campaign, a project led by the...

11 Aug 2022

Cycling UK has opened nominations for its annual list celebrating inspirational women who empower others to get cycling

8 Jul 2021

Business Leader has named Maybe* Founder and CEO, Polly Barnfield, OBE in its list of the top 32 female tech leaders for 2021.

17 Mar 2021

The concept promotes cycling and walking while also aiming to improve quality of life

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Ipswich shows innovation in aims to become 'UK's first 15-minute' town

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

Ipswich haFemale cyclist in park unveiled a bold plan to become the UK's first "15-minute" town in a "post-Covid world".

The plans would reshape the Suffolk town as more of a neighbourhood than a shopping destination with more housing, green spaces, schools and recreation.

The "15-minute city" concept was developed by Professor Carlos Moreno at the Sorbonne in Paris.

His concept is to improve quality of life by creating cities where everything a resident needs can be reached within a quarter of an hour by foot or bike. Once again, this would prove the essential role that bike shops play in our societies, as they have during the duration of the pandemic.

Ipswich Central said the proposals were "ahead of the game".

Terry Baxter, chairman of the town's Business Improvement District (Bid), said: "This is a bold plan which recognises that in the new, post-Covid world, our town centre will need to rely less upon retail and develop a new purpose as a place to live and visit.

"This new strategy for Ipswich commits to many more people living centrally and having around them all that they will need to live their lives locally.

"It is exceptionally ambitious and demonstrates that, once again, we are ahead of the game."

The plan for Ipswich to take on board the concept has been put together by Ipswich Vision, a partnership between organisations including Ipswich Central, the borough council, county council and Suffolk Chamber of Commerce.

Mr Baxter said they had also received a £25m grant from the government's Town Fund. Prof Dave Muller, chairman of All About Ipswich, the tourism website for the town, said: "The leisure, entertainment and hospitality sectors have been hard hit by the pandemic.

"But, as businesses in and around the town start to reopen, they will recognise that this plan will help to define Ipswich as an accessible, convenient and connected place to visit and stay."

 

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