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20 Jul 2022

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Mark Brown, guest writer for the ACT, has created a graph using DfT data that compares the use of different vehicles...

20 Jul 2022

Each week Maybe* round up the best social media posts from across the UK. See who's coming...

14 Jul 2022

It's been a busy first half of the year at Maybe* HQ and they've kicked off the second half with one of their favourite celebrations, Independents' Day. Maybe*'s support of the campaign made 21...

14 Jul 2022

The DfT's plan set out the UK’s world-leading ‘greenprint’ to create cleaner air, healthier communities and tens of thousands of new green jobs across the UK.

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The Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme works with bike shops across the country to provide free bike repair and maintenance to those who need it most right now.

7 Jul 2022

The strategy sets out objectives and an estimated almost £4bn of investment across Government through to 2025 to deliver the commitments outlined in the Prime Minister’s ‘Gear...

6 Jul 2022

Running social media competitions and Instagram giveaways are an easy way to build your audience and your engagement. But there are a few tips and tricks you need to master, as well as those...

6 Jul 2022

As e-bikes from a reputable shop can often seem overly expensive to consumers, it is also important that IBDs present them with opportunities to spread the cost, through services such as retail...

30 Jun 2022

Independents' Day weekend is taking place from 2-3 July 2022. To celebrate Maybe* have got a tailor-made competition you can share across social media to encourage your customers to shop indie....

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UK government leads global transport transformation as it takes over ITF presidency in Germany

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News , Political News

The UK government has now assumed the presidency of the International Transport Forum (ITF), leading its work to improve people’s lives across the world through cleaner, safer and more innovative solutions.

In a ceremony held in Leipzig, Germany, the largest gathering of transport ministers in the world will see current president, Morocco, hand over the reins to UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.

He will use the summit to:

  • Call for a united response against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as well as focusing on priorities on decarbonisation and road safety.
  • Take part in a demonstration of autonomous emergency braking (AEB) – new technology that monitors the road ahead and automatically brakes the car if the driver fails to respond to a collision threat – as well as anti-lock braking system (ABS) for motorcycles.
  • Sign an Air Service Agreement event with Canadian Transport Minister Omar Alghabra. It means that crucial transatlantic routes can continue and planes flying from the UK will continue to enjoy the same access they currently have with Canada, helping the UK maintain its place as Europe’s most important aviation hub.
  • Chair meetings of the intergovernmental Zero Emissions Vehicles Transition Council (ZEVTC), which he is expected to use as an opportunity to discuss coordinating industry and government efforts in the transition to zero emission heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) – which will be key to decarbonising our roads and meeting global climate targets.

For more information see the Press Release: UK government leads global transport transformation as it takes over ITF presidency in Germany - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

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