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Cycling to work could help you live longer, study reveals

20 April 2017, The Telegraph

“Cycling all or part of the way to work was associated with substantially lower risk of adverse health outcomes. Walking to work was also found to be good for health" according to Dr Jason Gill, from the institute of cardiovascular and medical sciences at Glasgow University

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Waltham Forest Named Transport Borough of the Year 2017

02 March 2017, Waltham Forest Council website

“Our Mini-Holland programme is making it easier and safer to walk and cycle, and through the scheme we have implemented a number of positive changes across Waltham Forest including  road safety initiatives, pedestrian priority measures including new ‘Copenhagen’ crossings, improved wayfinding, safer traffic-free public areas and bus priority measures".

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Sadiq Khan has given his backing to London’s “Mini Holland” cycle schemes

23 February 2017, Evening Standard

"Alongside more segregated cycle lanes, and banning the most dangerous lorries from London’s roads, Mini Hollands and Quietway routes play an important role encouraging more people to walk and cycle in their local neighbourhoods, improving quality of life for everyone.”

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Walking or cycling for 20 mins a day could 'save NHS £1.7bn

16 February 2017, Transport for London

"Our Healthy Streets for London blueprint introduces our new approach to get more Londoners physically active. It sets out how we will help everyone to use cars less and walk, cycle and use public transport more"

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5 reasons to love Mini-Hollands

13 February 2017, London Cycling Campaign

"They are transforming congested, polluted and hostile roads into places shared by everyone, which promote active travel and cut air pollution".

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Lea Bridge Road Improvements Take Shape

09 December 2016, Waltham Forest Council

"Transport improvements for Lea Bridge Road are starting to take shape, with work on a new phase of construction starting this month. The work is part of the £27million Mini-Holland programme".

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Mini Holland scheme in Walthamstow hailed as major success as traffic falls by half 

8 November 2016, Evening Standard

"Traffic levels in 12 key roads in the “village” area of Walthamstow fell by 56 per cent, or 10,000 fewer vehicles a day".

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Cycling for Health a Hit in Waltham Forest

18 August 2016, Waltham Forest Council

"There’s never been a better time to start cycling in Waltham Forest, thanks to a new series of guided bike rides taking place in east London."

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Free summer cycling school classes Waltham Forest this August, help children gain more confidence on their bikes

4 August 2016, Chingford Times, by Suzi Muston

"A series of completely free summer cycling school classes will be taking place in Waltham Forest this August, designed to help children gain more confidence on their bikes."

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Cargo Bike Makes Fast Flatbread Deliveries for Eat 17

6 July 2016, Waltham Forest Council

"Walthamstow restaurant Eat 17 has launched a new takeaway service so you can order their famous flatbreads on the go..."

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Waltham Forest Wanders - new walking and cycling trails launched

29 June 2016, Waltham Forest Council

"A new series of walking and cycling trails has been launched to help people find out more about the famous people..."

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HUMAN STREETS - The Mayor’s Vision for Cycling, three years on

March 2016, Greater London Authority 

"Exactly three years ago, I unveiled my vision to make cycling in London safer, more popular and more normal. My single biggest regret as Mayor is that I did not do it sooner."

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Road Safety Week heralds announcement of last 20mph zone

26 November 2015, Waltham Forest Council, by Mark Chandler

"The announcement today (26 November) that the roll-out of 20mph speed limits to all residential streets in the north of the borough has appropriately been made during Road Safety Week..."

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Hundreds protests as roads close for Mini-Holland cycle friendly scheme

26 October 2015, Evening Standard, by Mark Chandler

"Hundreds of people joined a protest against London’s first cycle-friendly “Mini-Holland” scheme, claiming the  road closures it entails are causing gridlock and “suffocating” business..."

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Councils need to step up to make London a cyclists’ city

1 October 2015, Standard.co.uk, by Rosamund Urwin

Slowing down cars can save lives

30 September 2015, by Waltham Forest Council

Parents accuse business group of "scaremongering" with poster tactics

September 2015, by www.guardian-series.co.uk, by Natalie Glanvill

"Proposals to improve road safety by lowering the speed limit has divided a community, with two opposing groups going head-to-head by launching their own campaigns..."

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Have your say on controversial mini Holland plans in Leytonstone

September 2015, by www.guardian-series.co.uk, by Barnaby Davis

Video: 'Mini Holland' Comes To Walthamstow

21 September 2015, Londonist.com, by Geoff Marshall

"It's not every day that a part of London is twinned with a communist state, but in Walthamstow — and in the residential backstreets and local shops of Walthamstow village — that's what's happened..."

Pro-car protesters crash Walthamstow's mini-Holland launch

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Celebrating cycling’s champions

18 September 2015, by www.transportxtra.com, by Deniz Huseyin 

"The inaugural Cycling Planning Awards highlighted the extraordinary efforts being made across the UK to make towns and cities more cyclist-friendly..."

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Waltham Forest council's mini Holland scheme up for another cycling award

18 July 2015, by www.guardian-series.co.uk, by Barnaby Davis

State of the art 'cycle sheds' now open as part of mini Holland scheme

31 July 2015, by www.guardian-series.co.uk 

"CYCLISTS can now park-up in state of the art cycle ‘sheds’ at stations in Waltham Forest. Commuters doing part of their journey on two wheels can now use the community areas, opened as part of the mini Holland Programme..."

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It's time to recognise best of the best Cycle Schemes and Initiatives

24 July 2015, by www.transportxtra.com 

"Examples of cycling best practice and innovation in product and infrastructure design will be celebrated at the Cycle Planning Awards, which will be staged at the Art Deco Walthamstow Assembly Hall..."

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Cycling’s big thinkers head for ‘the stow’

24 July 2015, by www.transportxtra.com 

"Waltham Forest is the fitting location for the second London Cycling Show, with the event taking place just as the Mini-Holland programme starts to take shape..."

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Mini-Holland Programme wins 2015 London Cycling Award

30 June 2015, by Waltham Forest Council

"Walthamstow Village Mini-Holland trial improvements’ was named the winner in the Space for Cycling category at the prestigious 2015 London Cycling Awards ceremony last night - Monday..."

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Mini-Holland on track in Walthamstow Village

16 June 2015, by Waltham Forest Council

"Two new public spaces will be created in Walthamstow Village providing local residents with the perfect place to relax and unwind this summer..."

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Waltham Forest Mini-Holland scheme the first to break ground

8 May 2015, Road cc, by Laura Laker

"Waltham Forest is the first of London's three £30m Mini Holland schemes to break ground, with work running ahead of schedule in its "massively ambitious" scheme that campaigners are calling a triumph of political will..."

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End of the car age: how cities are outgrowing the automobile

28 April, www.theguardian.com, by Stephen Moss

"Cities around the world are coming to the same conclusion: they’d be better off with far fewer cars. So what’s behind this seismic shift in our urban lifestyles? Stephen Moss goes on an epic (car-free) journey to find out..."

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Mini-Holland plan seeks to change how residents view their streets

17 April, www.transportxtra.com, by Deniz Huseyin

"Waltham Forest is one of three London boroughs selected by Transport for London to implement a Mini-Holland project to boost cycling. Jon Little, the author of the council’s bid, tells Deniz Huseyin how the council plans to encourage more people onto two wheels..."

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Nine locations for 'bike hangars' announced by Waltham Forest Council

19, January, www.guardian-series.co.uk, Joseph Flaig 

"In Waltham Forest, the first of the Mini Holland projects has been signed off; the Ruckholt Road Walking and Cycling Improvement Scheme. Works are due to commence on implementing the £770k project this month."

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The first of the Mayor's Mini Holland projects is signed off

7 January, lcc.org.uk, by Anne Summers

"In Waltham Forest, the first of the Mini Holland projects has been signed off; the Ruckholt Road Walking and Cycling Improvement Scheme. Works are due to commence on implementing the £770k project this month..."

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