INFO SHEET : CYCLING AND RETAIL

What research tells us: Retailers typically overestimate the importance of the car for their customers’ shopping (see 1 and 2) >> it is important to investigate perception and reality Shoppers by bike (and foot) visit more, are more loyal to a shopping location, and spend more in the long-term (see 3, 4 and 7, 8) >> cycle-friendly environments and calmer streets help local retail Redesigning streets and spaces for people, not cars, is good for the local economy (see 5 and 6) >> people will spend more time (and money) and return more often Non-UK Mainland European countries are leading[…]

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Conference Love Cycling – Go Dutch

VIDEOS AND PRESENTATIONS WILL BE UPLOADED here PROGRAMME NOW PUBLISHED • [html] also includes links to ThinkBike workshop and workshop session briefing notes • [pdf] Following last year’s success in Bristol, London, Edinburgh and Manchester, the Dutch Embassy is coming to Newcastle and Birmingham for the 2013 conference series “Love Cycling – Go Dutch”. The invite-only event, chaired by Christian Wolmar, will host presentations from VIP speakers from the Netherlands and the UK, politicians and leading experts in the fields of cycling and urban planning; and it will feature hands-on workshops for delegate participation and interaction. The conference will show[…]

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Nigel reports from Assen, Drenthe

Drenthe : Hembrow holidays This story is part of our youReport series. Nigel has just returned from a great week cycling around the Drenthe area of the Netherlands, care of Hembrow Cycling Holidays. He says: I am still gobsmacked about how the Dutch have really got their act together on so many levels. Liveable towns and cities. Public transport well sorted (just love those double-decker trains). Not to mention the cycling… what with seemingly everyone using bikes from cradle to grave. Almost literally – I hear that one of the common causes of cycling casualties is old people dropping dead[…]

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