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Major improvement works complete on traffic-free cycling and walking route joining Plympton to city

Authored by Emma Cooke

People travelling between Plympton and Plymouth can now do so on a much-improved cycle and walking route, well away from traffic on the usually busy A38 and B3416.

With more than £380,000 of funding from Highways England, cycling and walking charity Sustrans has revamped the traffic-free route into the city, and has improved its accessibility too.

Sustrans has resurfaced the...

Woman cycling on high street that has been closed to motor traffic

New tool helps residents share views on emergency walking and cycling infrastructure in Devon

Authored by Emma Cooke

Residents in Devon can now easily share their views on the temporary measures Devon County Council has put in place to make more space for physical distancing during the Covid-19 crisis.

The council has made changes to roads in Exeter, including closing Wonford Road, Ludwell Lane and Dryden Road to motor vehicles, and adding a two way cycle lane and widened footpath on Magdalen Road....

Devon exploring temporary measures for walkers and cyclists

Authored by Mary

A series of temporary measures to support social distancing for walkers and cyclists is being explored by Devon County Council.

It follows the Government’s announcement of a £250 million emergency active travel fund – as the first stage of a £2 billion national investment in walking and cycling.

Although Devon County Council is still awaiting details of the funding, it is...

Interactive map launches to help key workers find offers on bikes and repair services

Authored by Emma Cooke

Key workers across Devon can now find cycle-related offers and locate bike stores that are open in their local area, with a live online map launched today.

The map was compiled by the walking and cycling charity Sustrans to make cycling easier for key workers as they travel to and from work each day during Covid-19.

A single repository of information, the map displays four...

Walking and cycling programme in Devon awarded Government grant

Authored by News Desk

Walking and cycling schemes in Devon have received a half-million pound boost, thanks to a funding announcement today (Friday 7 February).

The £500,000 grant from the Department for Transport will extend Devon County Council’s Access Fund Programme for a fourth year.

The programme aims to increase the proportion of walking and cycling trips to workplaces, schools or colleges...

Drop in cars on the school run in Plymouth as pupils choose to walk, cycle or scoot to school

Authored by Emma Cooke

There has been a significant reduction in cars being used on the school run at schools in Plymouth, following work carried out by walking and cycling charity Sustrans, in partnership with Plymouth City Council, as part of the Plymotion: Bike It Plus programme.

By the end of the last academic year, Plymotion school communities working with Sustrans saw a low of 36% of school journeys...

Riding a bike after knee replacement surgery – 7 top tips

Authored by News Desk

Ride Your Bike to Work Day takes place this month, designed to raise awareness of the health benefits of cycling. Riding a bike is a great way to exercise, but if you’ve had knee replacement surgery how should you get back in to the saddle?

According to Paul Soley, physiotherapy manager at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre, provided you follow advice there is no reason why you can’t ride...

Plymotion grants up for grabs

Authored by News Desk

Employers across the city are being invited to bid for Government grants to provide either facilities or initiatives to enable their staff to travel to work either by bike, on foot or by bus.

Match funded grants of up to £5,000 are being made available through Plymouth City Council’s Plymotion at Your Workplace programme to provide facilities or initiatives to encourage employees to...

Sustrans welcomes new funding for cycling and walking in Plymouth

Authored by News Desk

More people will be able to cycle and walk to work thanks to new funding awarded to Plymouth City Council, which was announced yesterday day.

The £1.5m funding for Plymouth is awarded as part of £64 million of Government investment shared across 28 projects in England over three years from 2017 to 2020.

James Cleeton, Director for Sustrans in the South of England, said: “This...

Tour of Britain launches in Devon

Authored by Mary

Devon school children received a very special preview of the Tour of Britain on Monday (4 July), cycling the start and finish of the Devon stage with a British cycling pioneer and an aspiring professional.

On Friday September 9 2016, the world’s top cycling teams and riders will race from Sidmouth on the East Devon coastline to the summit of Haytor on Dartmoor in Stage Six of the race...

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