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MPs must stop prioritising cars over people if we are to stand a chance of meeting climate goalsThe UK is among the worst countries in Europe for cycling participation, and the government is predicted to achieve just a third of the 800m extra cycling trips by 2025 it had aimed [...]
Tue, Jul 09, 2019
Source: The Guardian Bike Blog
Cyclists: Scourge of the Roads? isn't just as bad as the title indicates – it's irresponsibleOn Wednesday morning, I'll be a little bit more wary when I cycle into work. I'm always hugely careful, anyway – the trip involves sharing space with tonne-plus lumps of speeding metal – but this [...]
Mon, Jul 08, 2019
Source: The Guardian Bike Blog
From congestion to cost, there are many entirely misguided arguments in circulationCycle lanes have been in the news recently, as have the many often entirely misguided arguments that opponents use against them.For all the (slight) progress in some UK cities over mass cycling, we are still at a stage where [...]
Wed, Jul 03, 2019
Source: The Guardian Bike Blog
Tokyo was recently ranked 16th in the 2019 Copanhagenize Index of bicycle-friendly cities. With a multitude of cities around the globe with forward-looking mayors and planners taking positives strides towards emulating the outstanding success of cycling in The Netherlands and Denmark and investing in safe, well-designed cycling infrastructure, I was [...]
Sun, Jun 30, 2019
Source: Tokyo By Bike
Some cities use images of bikes and riders, with or without helmets. Some use riderless bikes – and others just get the geometry all wrong. Can you tell what city it is from its cycle lane icon?Which city is this?LondonParisNew YorkWhich city is this?San FranciscoManchesterVancouverWhich city is this?AmsterdamSydneyEdinburghWhich city is [...]
Wed, Jun 26, 2019
Source: The Guardian Bike Blog
Teams of women and girls are among numerous cycle groups increasingly to be seen on the streets of the frenetic Pakistan megacityEarly on Sunday morning in Karachi, a group of girls are riding loops around an empty stretch of road outside the colonial-era Custom House. At 6am they left the [...]
Wed, Jun 26, 2019
Source: The Guardian Bike Blog
Fatal traffic accidents in Japan have fallen to one third the figure of 30 years ago, despite this over the past 10 years, we have seen a dramatic increase in traffic accidents caused by elderly drivers in Japan with a recent report indicating that drivers over 75 cause twice as [...]
Sun, Jun 23, 2019
Source: Tokyo By Bike
Tires. Booooooring. With all the cool cycling gear out there how could my best ever cycling purchase be tires??I hate flat tires, I hate the inconvenience, I hate removing my dirty wheels, I hate replacing the inner tube. To be honest, somewhere in the distant past I lost the skill [...]
Tue, Jun 18, 2019
Source: Tokyo By Bike
Mikael Colville-Andersen, is embarking on an exciting new project in parallel with his work in our Copenhagen office. Shooting has begun on his new tv series The Life-Sized City. With his series, Mikael hopes to bring citizen urbanism into the living rooms of city dwellers all over the world. [...]
Mon, Jun 10, 2019
Source: Copenhagenize
Six years have passed since Tokyo was announced as the host fo the 2020 Olympic games, as someone with a keen interest in urban development I was excited about all potential change and new developments the Olympics could bring to Tokyo, particularly in the area of transport and cycling infrastructure. [...]
Sun, Jun 09, 2019
Source: Tokyo By Bike
Classic traffic safety organisation narrative. "Stop cycling".By Stephanie PattersonWith Mikael Colville-AndersenIn the diverse world of traffic planning, advocacy and various movements for liveable cities, there is an odd group of outliers who broadcast conflicting messages. While “traffic safety” organisations seem like a natural part of the gallery and of the [...]
Fri, May 03, 2019
Source: Copenhagenize
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Last seen on 11/19/2017 biking the Israel National Trail (IBT) near Mitzpe Ramon, cyclist Oliver McAfee from Dromore, Northern Ireland has yet to be found. Oliver, 29 at the time, and a devout Christian, reportedly gave up his gardening job in Chelmsford, Essex, England in 4/2017 to cycle across Europe, and [...]
Tue, Apr 16, 2019
Source: Bike Blog NYC