04
MAY
2022

Record breaking grant given to Bikeability to help provide greater access to cycling.

Bikeability, a charity that helps to provide essential cycle training to schoolchildren in England has recently received a boost of £20 million to help further equip children with vital bike riding skills and knowledge. The additional grant will help to provide a further 500,000...
07
OCT
2021

Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on walking and cycling

Travel during 2020 was considerably impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In 2020, total trip rates fell by 22% compared to 2019, with decreases seen in all modes of transport except cycling and walks over a mile. During 2020, compared to 2019: cycling trips per person...
03
SEP
2021

Move Sustainably. Stay Healthy.

From the 16th to the 22nd September, it is European Mobility Week with the theme of ‘safe and healthy with sustainable mobility.’ This theme pays tribute to the hardships felt by Europe – and the world –  throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and also reflects the opportunities...
25
AUG
2021

Councils issued with government guidance to make it easier for people to walk or cycle to work

Government guidance has been issued to local authorities to support them in making it easier for people to walk and cycle to work. The Department of Transport and Sustrans have produced a 60-page publication to provide practical steps to harness an increase in walking and cycling...
06
AUG
2021

£338 million package to boost walking and cycling

The active travel boom seen throughout the pandemic will continue to thrive thanks to a £338 million package to boost walking and cycling across the country, announced Transport Secretary Grant Shapps on 30th July 2021. The money will fund infrastructure upgrades, changes to the...
27
JUL
2021

Cycle to work day

Cycle to Work day is taking place on Thursday 5th August 2021. Do you regularly cycle to work, or perhaps you can try it for the first time on Thursday 5th August? It would be great to see people taking part in the UK’s biggest cycle commuting event. The event is organised by...
16
JUL
2021

Decarbonising Transport

Are you aware of the amount of carbon your commuting and general vehicle travel is generating? There are a few studies and action plans published if you would like to read more into it but in summary, its important for us to recognise the impact our travel has on the environment...
13
JUL
2021

Net Zero Cities

“cycling is ten times more important than electric cars for reaching net-zero cities” Electric cars are growing in popularity, with one in 14 new cars being electric in the UK in 2020. However, it would still take 15 – 20 years to replace the world’s fossil fuel car fleet!...
09
JUL
2021

Travel Plan Coordinator – An introduction

On Thursday 1st July, Bryan G Hall visited Calder Park to carry out a newsletter drop and introduce ourselves to businesses and occupiers on site. The letter included the following text: Bryan G Hall have been appointed as the Travel Plan Coordinator for Calder Park on behalf of...
17
JUN
2021

Greener travel rather than less travel

“We must not forget that as humans we are very social animals; we like to see new places and have experiences.” – Giles Perkins, WSP Head of Mobility. As offices and other workplaces are opening back up post Covid, a discussion has taken part at an event which saw panellists...
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