The European Commission is handing out 60,000 Interrail tickets to young people

From Tuesday this week, 18- to 20-year-olds have been able to apply for tickets that grant free train travel across Europe. The initiative is providing travel opportunities to young people as the pandemic wanes. A news item on the Deutsche Welle website explains. The closing date is October 26th, so if you know someone who … Continue reading The European Commission is handing out 60,000 Interrail tickets to young people

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

The advantages of e-bikes

There is an increasing move towards more sustainable mobility through walking and cycling. However, there are many who may not feel fit enough to cycle. The electric bike may be the right solution. Ashley Cooper, Angie Page and Jessica E Bourne from the University of Bristol write on The Conversation website about the advantages of … Continue reading The advantages of e-bikes

New report on walking and cycling

Catherine Benson from the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) reviews a new report prepared by the UN Environment Programme entitled the ‘Global Outlook on Walking and Cycling.’   UNEP Releases Outlook on Walking and Cycling The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has released the ‘Global Outlook on Walking and Cycling,’ which highlights that limited investment … Continue reading New report on walking and cycling