India’s energy transition: there are now roughly 1.75 million e-rickshaws

The country’s electric push is fuelled by sales of two- and three-wheelers. Salimah Shivji discusses the trend to both e-rickshaws and electric vehicles in an article on the CBC News website.   How India's electric rickshaw revolution is forging a low-carbon future A faded battery-powered rickshaw weaves in and out of traffic in New Delhi's … Continue reading India’s energy transition: there are now roughly 1.75 million e-rickshaws

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

Polluting vehicles can be exchanged for up to €4,000 to help pay for an electric bike under a new scheme in France

France has created a new subsidy scheme which is seen as the most generous of an array of incentives to persuade the country to get out of old-style transport and embrace active mobility. Charles Bremner discusses the subsidy in an article on The Times website.   On your ebike, and here’s €4,000 for it, says … Continue reading Polluting vehicles can be exchanged for up to €4,000 to help pay for an electric bike under a new scheme in France

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