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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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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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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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Take a close look at this bike!

Priority Bikes hit a home-run with this bike design.  3-speed internal hub, belt drive, puncture-resistant tires, pull-back handlebars.  This city bicycle has done everything Self-Propelled City has been begging bike shops to do for years.  On their kickstarter page you could have ordered

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Cargo Bike Undergoing Renaissance in Germany

Cargo bikes are undergoing a renaissance in Germany as companies attempt to battle city congestion and pollution. The bikes were popular at the start of last century before the car dominated transport, and in the past five years they have

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