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eZee ebike battery recall

Recall: e-bike battery flame out

A battery fitted to some eZeebike e-bikes has been recalled as it can catch fire during re-charging. The product was sold from 1 April 2016 until 30 June 2018.
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Cargo bikes deliver better health

A new initiative in London aims to switch 15 per cent of city deliveries to cargo bikes, in a bid to save up to 450 lives and £10 million per year.

Driving to work is killing you

Being obese combined with car commuting has been associated with a 32% higher risk of premature death, reports a recent study from British Heart Foundation.

Friendly streets spread benefits

Further evidence to support the notion that taking away space and slowing speed for cars to prioritise places for pedestrians and bicycles improves our streets.

Bikes bring better housing

A new study from London shows that building good bike facilities can have a positive impact on housing development and influence where people desire to live.

Bikes beat pills for fighting fat

More evidence is emerging that exercise is more effective in reducing stores of the dangerous fat that hides deep in the body than pharmaceutical solutions.

More enthusiasm for your kerb

As our cities and towns seek to improve streets for bike riders and pedestrians, the focus of the street is moving from the roadway to the kerb.
GM e-bike

GM see bike future ahead

General Motors has joined the long conga line of car companies looking to enter the bike business as car sales retreat, with a snazzy new design.

Cash for commuting catches on

The Italian city of Bari are paying residents per kilometre to ride bikes, in a bid to get people out of cars and rid the city of car traffic congestion.
essential vehicle downsizing

Slimmed down trucks to make cities safer

Reports in the U.S. suggests that emergency vehicles like fire trucks should slim down so that streets can be made safer and more liveable for other users.
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HS2 Bike: the forgotten trail

The proposal to develop a 500km north-south bike route through central England in conjunction with the High Speed 2 rail project seems to be going nowhere.
denmark riders

Middle aged riders cheat death

An interesting study of a huge group of riders in Denmark has provided powerful proof that people who ride bikes live longer than those that choose not to.