The Netherlands is facing a surprising threat: souped-up electric bikes

Senay Boztas writes on The Guardian website about a big menace facing Amsterdam, souped-up electric bikes. As many say, the bike situation is definitely unsafe. Have you experienced this problem?   Amsterdam calls for crackdown on menace of souped-up e-bikes Debby Nieberg was cycling home from the dentist last October, when she was knocked to … Continue reading The Netherlands is facing a surprising threat: souped-up electric bikes

Being trapped in transport poverty

Study finds drivers in the UK are spending up to a fifth of pre-tax income on running a car as lack of infrastructure deters people from cycling. Peter Walker discusses in an article on The Guardian website. Is the situation in your country the same as in Britain?   ‘Entrenched car culture’ leaves millions of … Continue reading Being trapped in transport poverty

Have you switched to an electric bike or have you remained with a conventional one?

Sandrine Cabut discusses on the Le Monde website about the benefits from electric or conventional bikes. According to a German study, conventional cyclists spend more time in the saddle and practice at a higher intensity than users of electric-assist models. What are your views?   Electric or conventional bicycle: What is best for our health? … Continue reading Have you switched to an electric bike or have you remained with a conventional one?

Over recent years, Paris has implemented an array of measures to prioritize pedestrians, cyclists and transit while bringing car use screeching to a halt

The share of journeys made by car in the city has fallen by nearly half, and the trend is only accelerating. Peter Yeung discusses the trend in Paris in an article on the Reasons to be Cheerful website.   Cars Are Vanishing from Paris Bright parasols, wooden sun loungers and expanses of golden sand suddenly … Continue reading Over recent years, Paris has implemented an array of measures to prioritize pedestrians, cyclists and transit while bringing car use screeching to a halt

Promoting bicycling can have major impact on mitigating GHG emissions

In the Netherlands, one in four trips is made on a bicycle. If the whole world biked as much as they do in the Netherlands, over 680 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions could be avoided every year. than Freedman discusses the benefits of cycling in an article on The Independent website. And while … Continue reading Promoting bicycling can have major impact on mitigating GHG emissions

New analysis shows inclement weather conditions deter some cyclists more than others

Researchers in Australia have been studying the impact of weather on cycling. In Australia, bicycle travel accounts for only about 1% of journeys. Their analysis would hopefully help remove barriers to cycling. Richard Bean, Dorina Pojani and Jonathan Corcoran of The University of Queensland discuss their analysis in an article on The Conversation website.   … Continue reading New analysis shows inclement weather conditions deter some cyclists more than others

One way to reduce transport emissions relatively quickly, and potentially globally, is to swap cars for cycling, e-biking and walking

There is growing awareness that a new approach to travel is seriously needed. This is particularly true because transport is one of the most challenging sectors to decarbonise due to its heavy fossil fuel use and reliance on carbon-intensive infrastructure. Christian Brand, Associate Professor in Transport, Energy & Environment, Transport Studies Unit at the University … Continue reading One way to reduce transport emissions relatively quickly, and potentially globally, is to swap cars for cycling, e-biking and walking

Does cycling during the coronavirus pandemic make sense?

Cycling has many great benefits for our mental and physical wellbeing, and is allowed in the government rules, but concerns have been raised that this cyclists could be flouting government guidelines and potentially spreading the virus farther afield. Lawrence Ostlere discusses the issues in an article on The Independent website. What are your views? Update: … Continue reading Does cycling during the coronavirus pandemic make sense?

Road markings redrawn in many German cities after cyclists demand more space to comply with Covid-19 rules

Philip Oltermann  writes on The Guardian website about the latest efforts to give cyclists “pop-up” cycle lanes for the duration of the Covid-19 lockdown. Is a similar initiative happening where you are?   Pop-up bike lanes help with coronavirus physical distancing in Germany German cities are redrawing road markings to create “pop-up” cycle lanes for … Continue reading Road markings redrawn in many German cities after cyclists demand more space to comply with Covid-19 rules

A novel way the Dutch are addressing road congestion: consider paying people to cycle to work

Harry Cockburn explains in an article in The Independent about new measures to encourage cycling in The Netherlands. The Dutch government wants to encourage people to cycle 'three billion kilometres more' than at present. Netherlands considering paying people to cycle to work in effort to cut road congestion The Dutch government is encouraging companies to … Continue reading A novel way the Dutch are addressing road congestion: consider paying people to cycle to work