Does cycling during the coronavirus pandemic make sense?

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?

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

A novel way the Dutch are addressing road congestion: consider paying people to cycle to work

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

Devising new cycle lanes that protect cyclists and contribute to more sustainable cities

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

With spring in the air, we can seriously thinking of cycling but . . .

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 . . .