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

What will the coronavirus crisis mean for how we travel in the future?

There are many now commenting on what the future will bring to various aspects of our lives. Marcus Enoch, Professor in Transport Strategy at Loughborough University and James Warren, Senior Lecturer, Engineering and Innovation at The Open University look at the opportunities for reshaping travel once the coronavirus crisis is over in an article on … Continue reading What will the coronavirus crisis mean for how we travel in the future?

The “cyclist-first” city of Utrecht is constructing the Netherlands’ first high-density, car-free residential district

A 24-hectare site, located between two canals in the middle of the city, is a business park but by 2024 it is hoped the area will enhance Utrecht’s reputation as a bicycling capital of Europe. Construction on the first homes is expected in 2022. Residents there must confirm once a year that they do not … Continue reading The “cyclist-first” city of Utrecht is constructing the Netherlands’ first high-density, car-free residential district

E-bikes now outsell standard bicycles in the Netherlands

Just go to cities like Amsterdam and you see bikes coming at you from seemingly every direction.  Only seemingly, because the cyclists are actually quite disciplined.  Daniel Boffey writes in The Guardian that the Dutch are now switching to e-bikes. Is this happening where you are?   'Bike country No 1': Dutch go electric in … Continue reading E-bikes now outsell standard bicycles in the Netherlands