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Walking and cycling are the cleanest and most efficient forms of transport, particularly suited for short to moderate distances. Both provide numerous benefits. They improve health, do not produce air or noise pollution and help to reduce congestion.

Introducing cycling infrastructure (e.g. bike lanes, bike parking and hire schemes) are ways in which cities can promote cycling, while creating pedestrian-friendly spaces can promote commuting, shopping and recreation.

By News Editor / Updated: 24 May 2017

Scottish walking and cycling schemes receive cash injection

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Over the next year, £30 million will be given out for the creation of new walking and cycling infrastructure in Scotland.

Transport Scotland, the national transport agency, is giving out more than £15 million in grants. Sustrans Scotland, an active travel charity, is awarding and administering these, with the remaining money for the projects coming from match-funding.

The charity commented that the 225 successful applications include ‘bold initiatives’ to combat the significant challenges that pedestrians and cyclists face, including busy roads and dangerous junctions.

By News Editor / Updated: 18 May 2017
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By News Editor / Updated: 08 May 2017

Over 5,000 students take part in "Cycling May" in Lublin (Poland)

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Some 5,000 students from 25 primary schools in Lublin will take part in this year's national cycling campaign, "Cycling May" („Rowerowy Maj”). The campaign aims to promote the bicycle as a means of transport in the city.

On each day during the campaign students receive stickers for coming to school by bike, scooter, roller skates or skateboard. At the end of the campaign, the school with the most recorded trips will win a covered bicycle parking area, funded by the sponsor, LPEC SA.

By VM / Updated: 02 May 2017

Forum mobility

This FORUM organized by the association "FOR URBAN PASSION" is held on May 11, in BOZAR.

The theme "New Use <> New Move. Land Use & Mobility" will open the page of the city by 2030.

This prospective look will be based on the findings: what is moving in our lives (work, housing, habits of consumption, etc.) and how we have already changed our ways of moving (electric scooter or bike, renting or sharing cars, etc.) Do these changes bode well for the city of tomorrow?

Drinks and lunch are included in the price.

By News Editor / Updated: 24 Apr 2017

Murcia to add 20 km of bike lanes (Spain)

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The new Bicycle Action Plan in Murcia sets out the creation of 20 km of new bike lanes in the city centre.

A total investment of about € 3.7 million is planned to construct the new lanes.

Over half of the new bike lanes will be segregated lanes built in the urban centre of the city across a total of 37 streets. An additional 8 km will be built in the historic city centre. These lanes will share space with pedestrians and cars due to narrower streets.

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By News Editor / Updated: 11 Apr 2017

Lille offers bicycle subsidy to boost cycling (France)

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The European Metropolis of Lille (MEL), which includes 90 municipalities with 1.2 million people, has announced that it will offer financial assistance for those wishing to purchase a bicycle to help boost cycling in the region.

From 1 April, Lille will pay 25 per cent of the purchase price of a new bicycle, with a limit set at € 150 for regular bicycles and € 300 for electric bicycles.

Only one subsidy will be granted per household for a period of three years.

The overall amount of funding available for the year is € 100 000.

By Randy Rzewnicki / Updated: 05 Apr 2017

Give feedback on the EU cycling strategy

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Until April 10, you can give your feedback on the EUCS draft blueprint. We hereby invite all interested stakeholders to comment on the draft blueprint for an EU Cycling Strategy.

The consultation will be online from March 20 – April 8, 2017. This document that has been put together by an expert group of 25 experts, representing 13 governmental and non-governmental organisations, academia and business representations.

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By News Editor / Updated: 30 Mar 2017

Barcelona to build over 60km of bike lanes (Spain)

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The city of Barcelona has approved a tender for 62 km of bike paths for 2017.

The planned work is in line with the objectives of the city’s urban mobility plan, and will include bicycle connections with L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, El Prat and Santa Coloma de Gramenet.

According to Barcelona’s councillor for mobility, Mercedes Vidal, the new bike lanes will be distributed through 30 different actions with the intention of promoting cycling as a sustainable and efficient means of transport in the city.

By News Editor / Updated: 29 Mar 2017

Emilia-Romagna invests € 10m in cycling (Italy)

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The council of Emilia-Romagna has approved a bill that allocates € 10 million for improving cycling infrastructure.

The funding will be used to make existing cycle lanes safer, construct new cycle lanes and renovate railway stations to make bicycles more accessible.

One of the main aims of the bill is to promote cycling and national tourist cycle lanes as method of sustainable urban and interurban mobility.

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