Last year, we reported on plans by the Welsh Government to legally oblige Welsh local authorities to provide cycling and walking routes in the legislative cycle of this Welsh Assembly. The Labour-controlled Welsh Government has been true to its word and has now released more detailed plans in a White Paper.
An interesting project up in the Yorkshire Dales could potentially be of benefit to electric bike users and bike tourism around the Dales.
The Welsh Government has announced funding of £5m which will be allocated to local authorities in Wales to help them develop safe walking and cycling routes across the country.
We all know cycling is the best way to commute to work. It can be quicker than car and public transport in some cities, especially for journeys that are less than five miles.
Wales has launched a £4m project to encourage people to make more short and local journeys by walking, cycling or public transport in a bid to reduce car use in the country.
Not to be outdone by recent announcements from the Local Sustainable Transport Fund in England, the Welsh Government has revealed that it is allocating an additional £6m on developing sustainable transport across Wales over the next year.
In a marriage of sustainable transport, the Canadian city of Montreal is the latest North American city to allow its public bus transport to carry bikes. When we say bikes, we are not talking of the Brompton and Dahons of this world either.
The devolved Welsh Government revealed its legislative agenda over the next five years yesterday and contained within it were plans to introduce a Cycling Bill that makes it a legal duty for Welsh local authorities to provide cycle routes.
Cycling is still seen negatively by the majority of the population, according to the preliminary findings of a new study into cycling in English towns.
We reported in early April that cycling was to become a topic of discussion for the first time at the annual International Transport Forum (ITF) in Germany. Last week, the ITF meeting concluded in the German city of Leipzig with cycling fighting to get its message across to delegates.