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
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
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?
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
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
Anyone who has visited Copenhagen soon becomes aware of the bike lanes and the sheer number of bicyclists whizzing by all the time. Athlyn Cathcart-Keays writes in The Guardian that a variety of reasons is affecting the cycling culture. Even with these concerns, one feels confident that the cycling culture is not going to change … Continue reading The challenges with cycling in Copenhagen
Le Monde reported this week that Copenhagen has recently set a new record: there are officially more bicycles than cars on the roads of the Danish capital. That is 265,700 cycles compared to 252,600 cars since November 2016. But the city wants to go even further: it has a target for bicycles to account for … Continue reading Cyclical environmental record in Denmark
Oliver Balch writes a good article in The Observer about plans for a novel new cycle path in Chicago that will be a floating car-free bike path along the surface of the Chicago River. Chicago entices cyclists with plan for floating, solar-powered bike path City cyclists, picture the scene: no more road-hogging drivers, no … Continue reading Devising new cycle lanes that protect cyclists and contribute to more sustainable cities
Peter Walker writes a blog in The Guardian about the problem that urban air pollution poses for cyclists in London, although the problems exist in many if not most major cities. This week we are seeing unbelievable levels of pollution in cities such as Beijing and the thought of cycling is daunting. Air pollution: … Continue reading With spring in the air, we can seriously thinking of cycling but . . .