Tag: Europe

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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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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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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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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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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Dutch Bicycle Army Band

Happy Holidays everyone!

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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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