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

Cities ushering in environmentally friendly mobility changes

There has been an on-going shift in mobility in cities but that has accelerated as cities cope with the coronavirus crisis. Martin Kuebler discusses latest developments in an article on the Deutsche Welle website.   Coronavirus inspires cities to push climate-friendly mobility Cities around the world have been at a standstill, trying to stop the … Continue reading Cities ushering in environmentally friendly mobility changes

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

Brussels: “in the city of the EU Green Deal, new plans aim to give the streets back to pedestrians and help residents counter the crisis of a warming planet”

For anyone traveling through the centre of Brussels recently, you notice so many road works to create car-free zones.  Martin Kuebler writes on the Deutsche Welle about how the city is transforming itself. Let us know how you see the changes?   Greening the city: How Brussels is planning for climate change The Belgian capital … Continue reading Brussels: “in the city of the EU Green Deal, new plans aim to give the streets back to pedestrians and help residents counter the crisis of a warming planet”

New EEA report on how we move sustainably in urban centres

The growing use of electric scooters and ride-hailing services is transforming how we move in urban centres — but walking, cycling and public transport remain the best way to improve sustainable mobility in cities, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) report published today. A separate EEA briefing on the environmental and climate impacts of … Continue reading New EEA report on how we move sustainably in urban centres

A whole range of possible societal and technological changes could revolutionise how we travel in the coming decades

Marcus Enoch, Professor in Transport Strategy at Loughborough University  says a whole range of possible (though not inevitable) societal and technological changes could revolutionise how we travel in the coming decades in an article on The Conversation website. What do you think?   Four visions for the future of public transport The way people get … Continue reading A whole range of possible societal and technological changes could revolutionise how we travel in the coming decades

Lessons learned from recent experience of urban mobility in Paris

Paris has certainly changed in recent years. In the 1980s I was one of the few who would ride my own bike around the Arc de Triomphe on my way to work.  Now, there are many bike and scooter share options and one feels they are coming from all directions at all times. Well, in … Continue reading Lessons learned from recent experience of urban mobility in Paris