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Oslo Offers Citizens $1,200 to Buy an E-Bike

Oslo is so keen to get people on bicycles that starting Wednesday it will offer residents a free handout of up to $1,200 to buy electric cargo bikes. Citizens won’t need to be on a low income to apply for

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Paris mayor unveils new plans to permanently pedestrianise city centre

The mayor of Paris has unveiled new plans to further restrict traffic in the city in a bid to fight pollution. Anne Hildalgo announced the move, which aims to halve the number of private cars on the road, months after

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Cargo bike keeps the balance for Bike Share Toronto

As Eric Gallo-Miscevich cycles down the Martin Goodman Trail on Queens Quay, it takes a moment for onlookers to understand what they’re seeing. At first glance it looks like the 19-year-old is riding three bikes at once – two of

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The Bringley bike is car alternative for busy urban environments

The idea for Bringley came from company owner Lawrence Brand’s own experiences of living in a small London apartment with no outside bicycle storage, but needing a cargo bike to haul his things around. Lawrence explained: “I needed the carrying capacity

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Support Local Businesses—And Then Get Same-Day Delivery By Bike

If you buy toilet paper online—or shoes or shampoo or groceries—it’s probably partly because of lack of time to shop in person. That convenience comes with a few obvious challenges, like undercutting local businesses and adding to the massive carbon

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How the bicycle can drive green development on planet Earth

There is great opportunity coming later this year. In September 2015, Richmond, Virginia will become the first American city since 1986 to host the World Road Championships. With 450,000 on-site spectators and 300 million TV viewers expected over the nine

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Motor-less City? Bankrupt Detroit’s booming bike industry

Before there was the Model T, there was the Quadricycle. Henry Ford fashioned his original automobile from four bicycle wheels and a chain at the height of Detroit’s 19th-century bike (yes, bike) manufacturing boom. If Detroit rose and fell on

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Most $800 bicycles tout features such as a carbon fork and high-end components. At Heritage Bicycles, the $800 base-model, single-speed bike doesn’t even come with handbrakes—yet they are rolling out the door so fast that the almost three-year-old bike-and-coffee shop

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9 Things Drivers Need to Stop Saying in the Bikes vs. Cars Debate

Roads are designed for cars? So I looked into it and, as it turns out, roads have been around for many thousands of years. And for much of that time, they’ve carried a wide variety of things: feet, carts, horses,

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The Danes Wheel Out Their Bikes as Cars are Eliminated

In the past two years, the share of Copenhageners who ride their bike to work or school has risen from an already high 36% to 41%. But, as far the city planners are concerned, even that’s not enough. “Pretty much

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