‘Bike theft is not inevitable’: Vancouver rolls out a cycle crime revolution

Bike theft is the scourge of cyclists around the world, with riders, manufacturers and the law struggling to coordinate a response. That was until city cop Rob Brunt and Xbox pioneer J Allard devised Project 529 The bicycle was nothing impressive- an ageing mountain bike worth only a couple of hundred dollars- but Vancouver police […]

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The 20 photographs of the week

Pollution in China, Europes refugee crisis, the aftermath of Storm Desmond the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week Read more: www.theguardian.com

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What would the ultimate child-friendly city look like?

The reality for many urban children is too much time spent indoors playing on smartphones but a few cities are fighting the tide with innovative ways to keep children healthy, sociable and outdoors Imagine you are 10 years old. You live in a medium-sized city and want to visit your best friend, a five-minute walk […]

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Puebla in the spotlight: the home of Cinco de Mayo

Hundreds of thousands of visitors are descending on the city to witness historical reenactments celebrating the Mexican armys unlikely 1862 victory It is a popular misconception that Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican independence( which is actually on the 16 September ). Instead, it commemorates an improbable military victory, when the Mexican army […]

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Rosa Barba examines the everyday chaos of Sao Paulo’s ‘giant earthworm’ highway

Shes explored cities around the world, and now the Italian artist has cast her eye on the Minhoco, a controversial badge of a splendidly untidy megalopolis In the center of the largest city in Latin America, amid a forest of closely packed towers, snakes an elevated road of more than three kilometers, slicing from east […]

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A motorcycle ride, smiles and a peace sign: footage demonstrates Argentinians before truck attack

Ariel Erlij, Hernn Ferrucchi, Alejandro Pagnucco, Hernn Mendoza and Diego Angelini were celebrating the 30 th anniversary of their graduation in New York when the attacker struck Two days into their journey to celebrate the 30 th anniversary of their graduation from the school, the group of friends confiscated on the warm autumn day to […]

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The new horsemen: how American riot police espoused the bicycle

As a new digital epoch of protest has dawned under Occupy and Trump, riot police across the US have embarked on a fundamental shift in crowd control Early last Saturday afternoon, under clear blue skies, a sparsely attended anti-sharia rally left the grounds of City Hall in Seattle, Washington. Until then, the attendees had been […]

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Taming ‘the worm’: how the Minhocao is Sao Paulo’s soul

On weekdays residents who live within feet of this sillines of Brazils military dictatorship must put up with pollution and a constant roaring but at other hours autoes are banned. In a city short on public space, the people take control ” I recollect when our street had trees on it. It was so nice […]

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