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Bike Worcester receive donation from Aquabio

Bike Worcester receive donation from Aquabio

Worcester based company Aquabio Ltd, specialising in industrial water re-use and anaerobic digestion, have donated the proceeds of their SHIFT scheme to Bike Worcester, a local volunteer group with the aim of supporting more people to choose bikes as a regular mode of...

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Worcestershire penalised for poor Active Travel bid

Worcestershire penalised for poor Active Travel bid

It's official - Worcestershire County Council has been awarded only £135,500 to support cycling and walking in the county. This is 50% of the amount they bid for. We don't know the official reasons given by the DfT, but by ignoring the central part of the bid -...

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A tale of two Midlands cities

A tale of two Midlands cities

This is a tale of two Midlands cities: one going places, and another stuck in traffic. The former is Leicester, busy adding a mile a week to its active travel infrastructure, with plans for a COVID and post-COVID transport revolution that so impressed the Department...

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Coverage of cycling in local and national media

Coverage of cycling in local and national media

There has been lots of coverage in both local and national media about criticism of Worcestershire County Council's approach to cycling and active travel. From articles in the Worcester News, to phone-ins on BBC Hereford & Worcester, and even national coverage in...

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Why we need more spending on cycling and walking

Why we need more spending on cycling and walking

When we have been trying to persuade Worcestershire County Council to spend more on cycling, we have been told that we already spend a lot on cycling and walking. A figure that has been mentioned by some Cabinet members is 11%. We didn't know the source of this figure...

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Traffic and Road casualties, May 2020

Traffic and Road casualties, May 2020

Aims: Bike Worcester wanted to examine the relationship between levels of motor vehicle traffic, numbers of cycling journeys, and road traffic-related injuries during May 2020. We were interested in this month because people were going back to work and traffic levels...

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