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  • Transport secretary considers ban on floating bus stops in UK cycle lanesExclusive: Cycling campaign groups warn such a move could preclude building of segregated bike routes
  • First UK deportation flight to Rwanda could take off in June, court papers suggestGovernment sources had indicated flights would begin in July, but order shows first could happen on 24 JuneRishi Sunak's deportation flights to Rwanda, the cornerstone of the government's immigration policy, could begin as early as 24 June, court papers seen by the Guardian show.Government sources had indicated that the first flights carrying asylum seekers would take off in July, but a court order released on Friday has disclosed that the government now says flights could take off in late June. Continue reading...

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  • HS2 tunnel construction reaches half-way point Construction of tunnels for HS2 between London and Birmingham has reached the half-way mark, according to HS2 Ltd. A total of almost 47km has been bored, and the project is now reaching 'peak construction', with more than 31,000 people working on it at 350 worksites. When the line is finished trains will travel through 88km of single bore tunnels, which will form 44km of the route, and 53 per cent of the tunnels have now been dug.

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  • 90 per cent of women fear cycling in UK citiesHas silly season come early? Every summer, the mass media seems to focus on trivial news stories. For example, newspapers this week turned their attention to speed limits for cyclists. Of all the logical fallacies the anti-cycling lobby might use against vulnerable road users, speeding seems a peculiar choice. Especially given 87 per cent of motorists flout 20mph speed limits.… The post 90 per cent of women fear cycling in UK cities appeared first on ETA.

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