A scheme to spend £2m on better cycling and walking links in Cambridge has been approved despite claims that the programme is unfair on motorists.
The plan, which was approved yesterday by the city council, includes a shortcut between the A14 junction at Histon and Orchard Park, and lighting alongside the guided busway in the city.
£100,000 will also be spent on better traffic calming in Fen Road, £100,000 to replace shared-use paths either side of Long Road and £250,000 to improve cycling safety and pedestrian safety in Cherry Hinton High Street.
Police in Nottingham have called for all young children to take a proficiency test after the death of two teenagers in the area.
One 15-year-old boy was killed when he was hit by a car as he cycled along Forest Lane on his way to play football with his friends.
Another was fatally injured in a cycling accident when he collided with a van in Hucknall.
Cycling campaigners have warned that Transport for London (TfL) are still not doing enough to keep them safe on the roads, but say the future of cycling in South London looks positive.
The riders said that they were pleased with the progress that their local councils are making, however they said that dangerous junctions run by the TfL remained a hazard.
A member of the Southwalk Cyclists group said, "TfL is the problem. We can work as hard as we like on council roads but it’s TfL roads that are the dangerous ones.
Grassroots cycling is set to receive an increase of funding by 30% after an announcement made by Sport England this week.
Figures announced on Monday show that cycling will get £32million over the next four years compared to £24.7million it got for the previous four years.
Sport England confirmed that they will invest almost half of the billion pounds in grassroots sports ahead of the next Olympic games which will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
University students from Brighton have won £1000 from FHOSS after developing a jacket that illuminates in the dark and is reversible so it looks 'normal' in the day time.
The winning team came up with the reversible jacket which has strip lights on one side to be worn at night time and then a plain look to the other side which can be used in the day.
Lights are embedded in the coat making it much easier for other road users to see them. There is also a set of flashing lights down each sleeve to act as an indicator when an arm is raised to signal a turn.
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