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25 Oct 2022

Glasgow, Scotland - Bike for Good is proud to bring the internationally recognised training and accreditation scheme for bicycle technicians to Scotland for the first time. The first Cytech...

25 Oct 2022

Together with our partners at V12 Retail Finance, we are highlighting the FCA Consumer Duty and the four key outcomes that the FCA will be looking for authorised businesses to adhere to.

24 Oct 2022

New research has indicated that UK shoppers could spend £4.4bn less on essentials ahead of Christmas – a 22% drop as the rising cost of living impacts on disposable income.

20 Oct 2022

VOLT today announces the launch of a collaboration with Deliveroo, the food delivery company, to trial subsidised e-bikes for a group of riders across the UK.

20 Oct 2022

Cycling charity Cycling UK has renewed its call on the Government to close the loophole in the law which allows people to escape driving bans.

19 Oct 2022

Rouleur Live is Rouleur magazine brought to life, bringing together the best guests and the finest brands to offer consumers a truly unique celebration of cycling culture in London this...

18 Oct 2022

People are looking to reduce their fuel spending by taking more journeys by bike, with as many as 30 per cent excited to rediscover two-wheeled journeys, according to a study by online cycling...

17 Oct 2022

The new Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, has confirmed in a statement that the Energy Bill Relief Scheme for businesses will continue to the end of March 2023 as planned.

14 Oct 2022

The Department for Business is asking all businesses to respond to a survey on energy bills and the impact increased costs are having on your business. The IRC is similarly urging members to...

13 Oct 2022

National media has reported that most Britons say that the cost-of-living crisis is forcing them to shun local shops in favour of big brands to get the cheapest prices.

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APPGCW report launched on upcoming Cycling & Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS2)

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News , Political News

With the Coronavirus pandemic bringing into sharp focus the importance of mental and physical health, the role that cycling and walking can play in improving these outcomes cannot be underestimated. Building exercise and movement into daily routines through the simple act of riding a bike can dramatically lower the risk of a range of health problems, as well as removing the stresses that so often come with driving or being on crowded public transport.

Seeing more people embrace active travel was a small silver lining, all things considered, but an important one all the same. Especially as we look at how to tackle our inactivity crisis, reduce strain on the NHS and move towards a green recovery. If we're going to meet climate and air quality targets then mass adoption of cycling and walking is imperative.

The recent sixth assessment report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a stark reminder of the urgency to tackle climate change. The evidence could not be more clear; human action is directly causing a warming of the atmosphere, ocean and land - and the consequences are severe. From wild-fires across Europe to increases in freak weather events around the world, it is abundantly clear that we cannot continue with things as they are.

In light of the report, many people are asking what can be done to heed this report and turn concern into tangible action. In the UK, transport is the single largest emitting sector of greenhouse gas emissions, producing over a quarter of our total emissions in 2019. With 68% of trips in England being taken by car under 5 miles, there is a real opportunity to drastically reduce our emissions from transport by 

This inquiry by the the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Cycling and Walking (APPGCW) is a vital piece of work and Brompton are proud to support it. The report focuses on what the Government should consider including in their upcoming second Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS) to harness the wider positive work already being done in this area. 

Summary of recommendations:

  1. Call it the Active Travel Investment Strategy
  2. Significant further increase in funding for active travel
  3. Five-year settlement for each transport/highway authority
  4. Support for the active-travel industry
  5. Levelling up e-bikes
  6. A fair deal for disabled cyclists
  7. Set national active-travel targets consistent with Net Zero
  8. Transport/highway authorities to negotiate local targets consistent with national targets
  9. Develop national targets for mobility justice in active travel
  10. Active Travel England to establish active-travel quality mark
  11. Active Travel England the funder for inclusive projects, national projects and "what works?" research
  12. Active Travel England to act as trusted mediator
  13. Active Travel Plans to set out detailed, costed five-year programmes
  14. Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans providing a coherent, balanced active-travel network that includes rights of way
  15. Active Travel England to have meaningful influence over development proposals and policies
  16. Central government to support transport/highway authorities in rapidly acquiring skills and capacity
  17. Central government to acquire the skills needed for its changed role
  18. Exacting quality standards for pedestrian environments
  19. New standards for equity and engagement/consultation
  20. A new Highways Act
  21. Use best practice in project development and engagement to win hearts and minds
  22. Intensive support for struggling authorities
  23. Obtain robust numbers to support future target- and budgetsetting
  24. Establish monitoring arrangements that will keep progress on track
  25. Seek appraisal methods consistent with growing active travel
  26. Improve understanding of exclusion from active travel
All ACT members are able to access the full report using the link below:

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