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Manchester's 'Cyclops' junction reaches major milestone

Manchester's 'Cyclops' junction reaches major milestone

The junction, equipped with cycle optimised protected signals, allows bicycles to approach from four arms which converge onto a cycle track and help segregate cyclists from general traffic.

City of Lahti launches personal carbon trading scheme

City of Lahti launches personal carbon trading scheme

The free mobile CitiCap app automatically tracks a means of transport used and allows citizens in the Finnish city to benefit from reducing their own mobility emissions.

Cardiff Council works with city design specialist on reopening plan

Cardiff Council works with city design specialist on reopening plan

Council leader wants to adopt the same “one-city” approach that has seen the public sector, communities and businesses pull together throughout the pandemic to “build back better”.

Birmingham announces measures to prioritise walking and cycling

Birmingham announces measures to prioritise walking and cycling

The schemes include pop-up cycle lanes, pavement widening and road closures to create low traffic neighbourhoods, which are all part of a package of active travel measures.

London and Frankfurt emerge top of most eco-friendly cities in which to work ranking

London and Frankfurt emerge top of most eco-friendly cities in which to work ranking

The study by British Business Energy examines cities across the globe to determine which offer the best and worst options for the eco-conscious worker.

Edinburgh launches online mapping tool for safer travel

Edinburgh launches online mapping tool for safer travel

The public can use the Commonplace platform to share suggestions for creating safer spaces for walking, cycling and wheeling as the current lockdown restrictions begin to be lifted.

Glasgow's physical distancing initiative receives funding boost from Sustrans

Glasgow's physical distancing initiative receives funding boost from Sustrans

The city has been awarded £3.5m from Sustrans Scotland, which it will put towards temporary travel infrastructure to support safe distancing to help stifle the spread of Covid-19.

Vancouver sets out its plan to create 50km of slow streets

Vancouver sets out its plan to create 50km of slow streets

The Canadian city also plans to expedite the permitting process for outdoor patios and restaurants to give people the room they need to resume some of their normal activities.

Weekly: making the post-apocalyptic more palatable

Weekly: making the post-apocalyptic more palatable

The opening up of a city to cyclists is one of the best ways to enforce social distancing, increase public health and also change a citizen’s relationship with their city.

Four cities recognised for their sustainable mobility efforts

Four cities recognised for their sustainable mobility efforts

The EU describes the cities as powerful examples that show the local role leaders can play in making their cities cleaner, safer and more sustainable.