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Cargo bikes to support online ordering habits

With increasing online ordering habits, cargo bikes could be the best bet to secure sustainable supply chains, while helping local communities and economies thrive and reduce emissions.

Are cars the new cigarettes?

French Government has mandated that car advertisements will have to include messages encouraging people to consider less polluting transport alternatives.

Supporting cycling saves lives

A new study found that over 200,000 premature deaths could be prevented each year if countries support high levels of urban cycling.

NZ shows lower speeds save lives

A long-term evaluation of lower speed limits in the Auckland region of New Zealand has found that both fatalities and injuries have declined on the slower roads.

COP26 cycling protest gets recognition

Following intensive lobbying and protests from bike advocates on Transport Day at COP26, a last minute nod to active transport was inserted into the official declaration.

Paris goes all-in on bikes

The city of love, the city of light, the city of bikes? Paris recently announced a 250 million euro infrastructure plan that aims to make the entire city bike-friendly.

COP26: A joint letter on cycling

An open letter to the governments currently meeting at the Climate Change Conference in Glasgow urges them significantly increase the number of people who ride bikes in their countries.

Spain plans slow passing laws

In an innovative move to improve the safety of bike riders on roads across Spain the government is planning to introduce slow passing laws.

Dutch Reach becomes law in UK

Changes to British road rules will now require motorists to adopt the Dutch Reach technique when opening doors, to protect people riding bikes. Should we do the same?

Puffing through the pollen

An English product design student thinks he may have an answer to the healthy air problem that pollen and other particulates present to bike riders.

Seamless networks are the German vision

Germany's new national cycling plan has adopted “seamless cycling networks" as the guiding principle, hoping to nearly double the amount of trips taken by bike.
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How to get more cargo bikes on the street

Cargo bikes are on the up as communities seek to reduce traffic congestion and emissions in cities, either by commercial logistics or household doing their own schlepping.

Active kids become smart adults

Important new research from Japan has established that an active childhood produces a smarter healthier brain in later life.

Low-carbon freight can carry the load

The heat is on the Australian transport sector to front up to its responsibilities to reduce emissions, and cargo bikes can be a quick, easy and cost-effective first step.
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Bikes the best bet in diabetes fight

Regular bike riding lowers risk of mortality among people with diabetes, and has a more powerful effect than other physical activity such as walking, a new study has found.
Electric cars a dead-end street

Electric cars a dead-end street

A new study from Oxford says tackling the climate and air pollution requires curbing all motorised transport, particularly private cars, as quickly as possible.

Putting our heart into climate health

A radical re-think into the way we organise cities and move around them will be needed to protect human health from the impacts of climate change, a new review has found.
E-bikes more popular than electric vehicles

E-bikes more popular than e-vehicles

The pace of the move to electric cars is going at the speed of a snail, while the growth in e-bikes is going like a rocket. The market is pointing us in the right direction.
Paris speed limits reduced

Paris goes totally slow

Paris will soon become even more welcoming to bikes as the city authorities extend the 30km/h speed limit to the whole city.
Riders primed for Amazon

Riders primed for Amazon

Online shopping giant Amazon is so keen on bike commuting that it will pay riders to deliver themselves to work on their bikes.
The UK National Trust has switched on to e-bikes

Charged up to protect heritage

The UK National Trust has switched on to e-bikes as part of a campaign to reduce the climate impact of managing its stately homes, parks and trails.

No more van blind spots

Good news for bike riders – Ford have developed a “Smart Mirror” that uses a high-definition camera and screen to give van drivers a wide, clear view of what’s behind them.
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Both exercise and diet matter

For years debate has pitted healthy lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise against one another in a battle of relative importance. Turns out they work best together!
Giant monsters bike sale numbers

Giant monsters bike sale numbers

Massive Taiwanese bicycle manufacturer Giant has reported huge sales revenue from e-bikes and standard bikes for the first quarter of this year.
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Mammoth new Cornish cycle route announced

With millions of Brits buying new bikes in 2020, and the prospect of international travel still a little sketchy in Europe, the new 150-mile Cornish cycle route couldn't come at a better time.
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This bike trailer pulls its weight

Danish bike manufacturer Biomega has launched the Ein, a bike trailer that pulls its own weight, intelligently powered with its own motor and battery.
NYC bike parking

A bike parking revolution in NYC

New York bike advocates are taking matters into their own hands to provide adequate bike parking solutions that the city seems unwilling to provide.
Apple moves on bike security

Apple moves on bike security

Tech giant Apple has extended its "Find My" network technology to the bike world, making it possible to track down your bicycle using your smart phone.
What a difference a trip makes

What a difference a trip makes

New research from Europe has found that people who ride a bike on a daily basis had 84 percent lower carbon emissions from all their daily travel than those who didn't.
A case to keep pop-ups

A case to keep pop-ups

A new study of European city's temporary bike lanes has found that if you build it, they will bike; and predicts that if you keep it, they will continue to bike.
Canada announces national bike fund

Canada announces national bike fund

Canada has committed $415M for new bike paths, trails and footbridges as part of the countries plan to achieve nets zero emissions by 2050.
Historic bike tunnel re-opened

Historic bike tunnel re-opened

The 80-year-old Maastunnel under the river through central Rotterdam is again open to bikes after a careful three-year renovation and restoration.
Safe trucks now a London standard

Safe trucks now a London standard

London has become the first city in the world to introduce the Direct Vision Standard for all trucks in the British capital, in a bid to protect bike riders and pedestrians.
Siren call of tabloids turns sour

Siren call of tabloids turns sour

A favourite complaint about how bike lanes and traffic calming measures slow down critical emergency services transport has been debunked.
Transport a route to better health

Transport a route to better health

New research shows that those who ride to work are among the few getting healthier in a population that overall is getting chronically sicker.
The Netherlands by numbers

The Netherlands by numbers

A new release of cycling data from the Netherlands Institute for Transport Policy reveals some interesting statistics that leave no doubt as to why the Dutch are such a healthy bunch.