London sets out safety-first plan for governing ride-sharing

After London sent ripple’s of shock through Silicon Valley last year by denying Uber a renewal of its private hire vehicle license, the city’s transport regulator is doubling down on its scrutiny of the impact of app-based ride operators. Today it’s published a policy statement setting out its intents for adopting transport regulations to fit […]

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What would a genuinely walkable city was like?

The obsession with self-driving automobiles and dockless cycles means pedestrians are often overlooked. But if we fail to accommodate those on foot, we dismiss an essential part of what makes a city great Arriving by Greyhound coach in Phoenix, Arizona, one November evening I was faced with either six hours waiting in the terminal or […]

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Don’t blame men for London’s cycling problems- fix our feral streets

We might insure more females, children and a greater diversity of riders in the capital if the mayor and his cycling tsar forged ahead with their promise to transform cycling Will Norman, who is London’s cycling tsar under mayor Sadiq Khan, has identified a problem with bike employ as it exists in the city. However, […]

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Where is the world’s most walkable city?

From New Yorks cafe squares to Melbournes laneways to the walled Fes el Bali, these pedestrian paradises combine safety, beauty and consolation. Now urban planners are taking note as they seek to hand back cities to the walkers For decades the simple act of walking was largely overlooked by city planners but , no matter […]

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Could Chicago’s floating cycle route defy the doubters and reconnect the city?

Plans for a continuous road along the Chicago River include cycling on floating pontoons like the controversial Thames Deckway in London. But with the US citys cycle numbers growing, this long-held aspiration could yet be realised Cycling is no stranger to invention, from the steady swell of Kickstarter campaigns to the nearly innumerable cycleways dreamed […]

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Will auto drivers ever learn to share the road with bikes?

In many car-centric cities around the world, drivers still think they own the whole road with cyclists merely unwelcome interlopers. So how do you go about changing this mindset? Looking around at our streets, its startling when you first notification it: like waking from a dream and forgetting wherever you. A moment of disorientation as […]

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Could Chicago’s floating cycle track defy the doubters and reconnect the city?

Plans for a continuous road along the Chicago River include cycling on floating pontoons like the controversial Thames Deckway in London. But with the US citys cycle numbers growing, this long-held ambition could yet be realised Cycling is no stranger to invention, from the steady swell of Kickstarter campaigns to the almost innumerable cycleways dreamed […]

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Will automobile drivers ever learn to share the road with motorcycles?

In many car-centric cities around the world, drivers still think they own the whole road with cyclists merely unwelcome interlopers. So how do you go about changing this mindset? Looking around at our streets, its startling when you first notice it: like waking from a dream and forget wherever you. A moment of disorientation as […]

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BBC presenter shares helmet cam footage of road rage incident

Jeremy Vine shared a video on Facebook of a road rage incident that took place last Friday.Image: facebook/the jeremy vine LONDON BBC presenter Jeremy Vine has shared a video of a road rage incident he was involved in last Friday while cycling through London. In the clip below, filmed on cameras attached to Vine’s helmet […]

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