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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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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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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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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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