News: June 2010
As Pedal Ready celebrates its 1,000th graduate, Martin Wainwright learns why more councils should be investing in adult cycling training.
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Cutting costs is often a priority for fleet decision makers, but new analysis by Fleet Support Group shows how some businesses are losing hundreds of thousands o... Read on »
The car industry in the UK can no longer rely on direct state support, the Business Secretary warned yesterday, adding that the sector was no longer facing the crisis that threatened to cripple it ... Read on »
London business fleet users are to test out Prius plug-in hybrid cars as part of a three-year lease demonstration programme launched this week by Toyota and EDF Energy. The programme will see 20 Pr... Read on »
Mayor of London announces 10-week consultation on proposals to scrap the western extension of the zone by Christmas. Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, today outlined plans to press ahead with the... Read on »
(Reuters) - Global sales of electric vehicles are set to rise this year due to worries about security of oil supply, the environment and fuel costs, UK consultancy J.D. Power said on Friday.
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The Department for Transport has today published the following Transport Statistics:
Reported Road Casualties Great Britain Main Results: 2009
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Battery technology is keeping electric cars heavy, expensive and with a limited range.
Imagine a major city with no incessant traffic noise and choking exhaust fumes. Electric cars could theoretic... Read on »
The Department for Transport yesterday published the latest information on bus statistics in Great Britain.
Some of the key results include:
Provisional figures suggest bus passenger journeys... Read on »
The Department for Transport published statistics on the Core Accessibility Indicators for 2009 for England.
The Indicators provide a number of measures of accessibility by public transport, walki... Read on »
Prime Minister David Cameron has confirmed a £20 million grant for Nissan to build a new electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing plant in the North East will go ahead.
Cameron confirmed his a... Read on »
Team of 30 officers will disrupt organised bike crime and work with websites to stop stolen goods being sold online.
Imagine leaving your expensive mobile phone or laptop secured to a lamp post by... Read on »
Across the world, there is increasing interest in managing car traffic. One approach developed for addressing the journey to work is known as ‘workplace travel planning’. This paper pri... Read on »
The Institute of Advanced Motorists published their new cycling guide - "How to Be a Better Cyclist". Whether you are relatively new to cycling, someone returning to the activity or you h... Read on »
WWF published a new report entitled Excess Baggage: the case for reducing government flying.
This report looks at the extent to which flying by government departments is increasing, how much of th... Read on »
Take part in Change Your World 2010, a UK-wide campaign brought to you by Sustrans, the UK’s leadingsustainable transport charity.
Between 1 June and 4 July 2010, this upbeat and inspiring... Read on »
You might be a mechanical novice but tutorial books and online videos can help make you an expert grease monkey.
It was only changing a bottom bracket and re-greasing some bearings in a rear wheel... Read on »
Barclays Cycle Hire, launching on 30 July 2010, will be a public bicycle sharing scheme for short journeys in and around central London. You'll be able to pick up a bicycle, use it as you like, the... Read on »
Carmaker Audi is reportedly developing a new electric version of its scrapped A2 model that could also be customised through downloadable 'apps’.
The new A2 would be electric-powered and ... Read on »
Hosted by Accenture and supported by NBTN, this BITC workshop looks at investing in energy efficient IT and sustainable use of existing equipment to reduce energy usage and business travel.
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NBTN and BITC have entered a team to complete the Global Corporate Challenge. The GCC is the world’s largest and most exciting corporate health initiative. It’s about getting the workfo... Read on »
Team Green Britain Bike Week is an annual opportunity to promote cycling and show how cycling can easily be part of everyday life. Demonstrating the social, health and environmental benefits of cyc... Read on »