‘Bike country No 1’: Dutch go electric in record numbers

E-bikes now outsell standard bicycles in Netherlands, with quality prized more than price In what was already a long-running purple patch for the Dutch cycle industry, domestic marketings records have been broken in the last 12 months despite spiralling costs, as technological developments push the standard push-bike into the annals of history. The Dutch love […]

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The world is in Quito to discuss cities- but are local voices heard at Habitat III?

As many as 45,000 people are gathered in Ecuadors capital for the UNs future of cities summit. Inside the fencing, speakers say greater inclusivity will make better cities for all but elsewhere in Quito, some residents are feeling shut out On a rare patch of open grass amid the vertiginous slopes of the river Machngara […]

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The world is in Quito to discuss cities- but are local voices heard at Habitat III?

As many as 45,000 people are gathered in Ecuadors capital for the UNs future of cities summit. Inside the fencing, speakers say greater inclusivity will make better cities for all but elsewhere in Quito, some residents are feeling shut out On a rare patch of open grass amid the vertiginous slopes of the river Machngara […]

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How do you build a healthy city? Copenhagen exposes its secrets

The Danish capital ranks high on the listing of the worlds healthiest and happiest cities. With obesity and depression on the rise worldwide, here are its lessons for how to combat them culturally How do you build a healthy city? Copenhagen uncovers its secrets Environment How do you build a healthy city? Copenhagen reveals its […]

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Ignore the toxic myth about bike lanes and pollution- the facts utterly debunk it

A series of articles in conservative media are pushing the bizarre debate that separated bike lanes worsen air quality. Heres why its rubbish Juliet Samuel is a regular columnist for the Telegraph, who opines authoritatively about politics, society and business. And yet last month she wrote something which was very obviously incorrect. Something needed to […]

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‘They said daughters don’t ride bikes’: Iranian females defied the cycling fatwa

Religious leaders in Iran consider women on bicycles a threat to morality. But as traffic chokes the capital, Tehran, a counter-movement is growing Its a hot spring day in Tehran, and Negin, a 32 -year-old IT manager, is riding her mountain bike through a park. I love my motorcycle. I often go cycling in the […]

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Minneapolis tries to topple Portland as America’s most cycle-friendly city

The Twin Citys ambitious new bike plan includes 144 miles of protected lanes and a doubling of cycle numbers by 2020. Portland, though, is opposing back Minneapolis does not have the immediate looking of a place set on becoming a city where lots of people ride bikes. Aside from the long, freezing wintertimes, this is […]

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‘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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