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A Nature-Inspired Scooter Reinvents The Cargo Bike So That It’s Easier To Pedal

Cargo bikes might not pollute the air, but they often don’t work particularly well. The bikes tend to be heavy, difficult to steer, and prone to tipping over. Students at the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán aimed to reinvent the bikes without adding

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Europe is going car-free (and loving it)

Looking to reduce pollution and congestion, European cities are banning vehicular traffic — and creating vibrant shopping zones in the process. http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/transportation/blogs/europe-is-going-car-free-and-loving-it

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Bicycle roundabout in the sky in the Netherlands, Hovenring

known for its bicycle-friendly streets and bike paths, so you’d probably think that bicycle infrastructure in the sky would be completely unnecessary there. But even this bike leader has intersections that are excessively large and centered too much around cars. In the

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EdgeRunner — Excellent Urban Cargo Bike

There’s a unique version of the cargo bike available from Xtracycle, which can not only carry bags or boxes with ease, but can also accommodate a passenger or two as well. Xtracycle’s EdgeRunner model combines a passenger seat, a bike

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Cargo bike as 2-wheel minivan is here for long haul

Cyclists are pushing the limits of what they can put carry on cargo bikes — sturdy two-wheelers built to haul lots of stuff. The so-called SUV of bicycles is increasingly popular in pedal-friendly communities, from Washington to Massachusetts.   Families

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Bicycles are outselling cars in Europe and that might not be just a blip

Bicycle sales outpaced new-car sales last year in all of the 27 member countries of the European Union, except Belgium and Luxembourg, NPR reported on Oct. 24. One reason is that car sales have slumped in the midst of the

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Car-Centric Spain Begins To Embrace The Bicycle

For the first time on record, bicycles have outsold cars in Spain. Higher taxes on fuel and on new cars have prompted cash-strapped Spaniards to opt for two wheels instead of four. Last year, 780,000 bicycles were sold in the

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The Coming Battle Over Electric Bicycles

  Sleeker and cleaner than the clunky rides of yore, the newest wave of commuter e-bikes are nearly indistinguishable from regular bicycles. Many have motors located in the hub of the rear wheel, which on the best models, can sense the

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German Chancellor calls bicycles part of mobility solution

Addressing an invite-only audience of media and industry leaders, Merkel spoke of the bicycle as a mobility solution on par with automobiles. “I believe it is just as important as the international auto trade fair that I am going to

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Spin cycle: Copenhagen’s rise, fall, and rise again to cycling supremacy

Copenhagen city planners have set out to get fully half of the citizenry to cycle by 2015 — a goal that will require an additional 55,000 people to ride rather than drive. (Encouraging cycling is also a part of official

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