Netherlands considers banning utilize of telephones on bikes

Dutch government said in 2014 that smartphones played a role in one in five bike collisions involving young cyclists Do not text and ride. Thats the message from the Dutch government, which is considering banning the countrys tens of thousands of cyclists from use their mobile phones while on two wheels. Young people cycling while […]

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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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Talented and resilient: the Wild Boars footballers trapped in Thai cave

Boys trapped underground include Chanin Wiboonrungrueng, 11, the youngest in the squad, and left-winger Adul Sam-on, 14, whose English skills have earned him admiration at home When, on Monday, members of the Wild Boars football club spotted a light emerging from the watery depths that had confined them to a pitch-black chamber in Tham Luang […]

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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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The big motorcycle helmet debate: ‘You don’t make it safe by forcing cyclists to garment for urban warfare’

The question of whether cyclists should wear helmets provokes frenzy often from those on four wheels. But which has “the worlds biggest” benefit: increased physical safety, or creating a better environment for people to cycle helmet-free? As a cyclist, I dont object to helmets or to high-visibility garment. Like the majority of people I know […]

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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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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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