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By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 29 Jan 2021
By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 25 Jan 2021
By Cláudia Ribeiro / Updated: 06 Jan 2021

New TfL report confirms increasing popularity of walking and cycling in London

Transport for London (TfL) has committed to allocating additional funds to improve walking and cycling infrastructure in the capital over the next months following reports that show that walking and cycling in the UK’s capital has considerably increased since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic began.
By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 06 Jan 2021
By Conall Martin / Updated: 23 Dec 2020
By Conall Martin / Updated: 23 Dec 2020

Northern Ireland invests £66 million in 145 low-emission buses

As part of a £66 million investment, 100 zero emission buses will be distributed between the 2 largest cities in Northern Ireland, Belfast and Derry, whilst Ulsterbus, operatering services outside of Belfast, will receive the remaining 45 buses which are to be low-emission vehicles.

The transport operator in Northern Ireland, Translink, says that this investment forms a key part of its Net Zero Emissions Strategy. The low and zero emission buses will be central in providing cleaner and greener transport, to improve air quality and address the climate emergency.

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 21 Dec 2020

Transport for London reports more sustainable travelling but less cycling in 2019

Towards the end of 2020, Transport for London (TfL) published its latest annual report, which included figures relating to transport for 2019, including developments in modal choices. That year, the London area saw a small increase in the overall volume of transport of 0.7%, while the UK Department for Transport states that road traffic saw a decrease in vehicle kilometres of 0.5%.

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 16 Dec 2020
By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 07 Dec 2020

Mobility as a Service converts people to active travel says study

The UK’s Department for Transport has published a study, “Future of Transport: User Study”, that sees 'Mobility as a Service' (MaaS) gaining momentum, particularly with younger generations.

Younger generations, who “use apps as others brush their teeth”, are by far the largest group of MaaS users: 57% of those in the 16 to 24 age group use MaaS services, while only 9% of the 65+ age group do. Uber seems to be an entry point: 60% of those surveyed that use MaaS products used Uber. There was little evidence of an urban-rural divide on MaaS usage, according to the study.

By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 25 Nov 2020

UK to invest further £175 million in cycling and walking - survey shows public support

UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced in November that the government will provide local councils across the country with a further £175 million (€154 million) to create safe space for cycling and walking. The announcement came shortly after surveys and independent polls showed strong public support for measures to reduce road traffic and reallocate road space for active travel.