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#BikeIsBest launches public petition to support cycling infrastructure

#BikeIsBest is calling on the UK public to sign and share thepetition, make your voice heard and help to show local authorities there's significant unmet demand for safe cycling...

23 Jul 2020, more…

Activate Cycle Academy to start delivering the new Bicycle Mechanic Apprenticeship Standard

Following the recent Government announcement pledging extra investment and funding for businesses hiring an apprentice, Cytech training provider Activate Cycle Academy (formerly ATG Training)...

13 Jul 2020, more…

Government funding announcement perfectly timed with ACA new apprenticeship standard launch

With the additional Government funding and Activate Cycle Academy's launch of a brand new apprenticeship standard for bicycle mechanics there has never been a better time to take on an...

9 Jul 2020, more…

Local Bike Shop Day 2020 new date confirmed as Saturday 5th September

A poll among participating retailers of Local Bike Shop Day has confirmed a new date to celebrate bike shops across the nation

17 Jun 2020, more…

Advertise your jobs with the ACT for FREE

For a limited time only we are giving the cycling trade free access to the full range of ACT job boards!

2 Jun 2020, more…

Cytech's Training Centres plan to re-open in June

After 2 months of inactivity within the Cytech workshop training facilities, training providers Activate Cycle Academy, PJCS and South Africa's Torq Zone Academy are re-opening in June following...

28 May 2020, more…

The ACT: Bike Builders needed now

Following the sudden demand for bicycles the ACT is making a big shout out to technicians that are free to take on bike building work now

24 Apr 2020, more…

Bicycle shops can remain open for business

Bicycle shops are considered an exception to the measures and can remain open for business

24 Mar 2020, more…

UK training providers suspend Cytech training courses amid coronavirus outbreak

Both training providers in the UK, Activate Cycle Academy and PJCS, have decided to stop delivering Cytech courses for the forseeable future amid concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

23 Mar 2020, more…

Local Bike Shop Day participation predicted to double in 2020

The ACT and Cyclescheme join forces to make Local Bike Shop Day 2020 the biggest yet!

13 Mar 2020, more…

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London goes traffic-free this Sunday

Posted on 18 Sep 2019

Eighteen London boroughs will take part in World Car Free Day, with 20 kilometres of road to be closed around Tower Bridge, London Bridge and the City of London on Sunday 22 September 2019.

London boroughs are also organising events including collaborating with residents to create local safe spaces where children can play and communities can get together.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has a target of 80% of all journeys to be taken via sustainable modes of transport by 2041, compared to the 63% today.

"Air pollution has become a silent killer around the world. This is not merely rhetoric, but an inescapable reality-backed up by cold, hard facts-and one that demands urgent action from our political leaders."- Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan

 

There are many other cities around the world that will be joining in on the day as well. London, Seoul and Santiago are just a few of the cities that are taking part in the UN Environment Programme's Breathe Life network working to beat air pollution in urban areas. The network so far consists of 63 cities, regions and countries covering a population of 271 million citizens with a goal to implement the necessary regulations and create conditions to tackle the air pollution crisis.

Some cities within the network have already excelled passed what is expected, for example, Paris has so far been car free in the city centre on the first Sunday of each month since September 2018. Spanish cities, which include Madrid and Barcelona, are in the process of banning the most polluting cars from the city centres.

World Car-Free Day is celebrated every 22nd of September around the globe where people are encouraged to use public or non-motorized transport such as walking or cycling to get around. This Sunday, ensure you join the global celebrations and leave your car at home, to #BeatAirPollution.