On paper, swapping gas-guzzling trucks for bikes may sound like an appealing option for greening e-commerce. However, there are sizeable obstacles to implementing this in cities.
This year’s Tour was marked by near-40℃ temperatures, roads cooled with water, and heatstroke.
The answer could lie in evolution.
Technology is often blamed for “locking down” major bike races and making them predictable. Yet data analysis shows that Tours in the “classic era” weren’t always thrill rides.
Riders in the 2022 Tour de France will ride more than 2,100 miles (3,400 km) over the 21 flat and mountainous stages of the race. And they will burn an incredible amount of energy while doing so.
We found people from the UK and Australia usually misunderstand the impact cycle lanes have on speed limits – wrongly believing addition of a cycle lane means cars would inevitably need to go slower.
The bicycle’s capacity to respond to pressing social issues has inspired both intrigue and optimism, especially in the context of COVID-19.
Transport planners estimate money spent on high-quality cycling infrastructure yields benefits between ten and 25 times the costs.
Tackling climate change is a budget priority, but will we see the major investment in cycling infrastructure and public transport that is one obvious solution?
A new study finds congestion charging and creating car-free streets and separated bike lanes have been most effective at reducing car use in European cities.
Women in cities tend to get more walking done, which is beneficial to both their health and the climate. Making streets safer for cycling would give them greater access to cities too.
We surveyed over 4,000 Victorians and found more than three-quarters are interested in riding a bike, but only in infrastructure that separates people from cars – such as protected bike lanes.
Building a culture of cycling is essential, especially where bike use is low. A global movement of community bike workshops, also known as bike kitchens, can help.
London was rated 2021’s most congested city.
Apps are telling us how to get around our cities faster. But if each person acts only in their own interest, society at large gets stuck in traffic.
Cyclists in Melbourne are less likely than those in Dublin or Seville to ride in the rain. Understanding why is crucial.
To reduce pressure on cities and the environment, drivers should face a charge that reflects the actual costs of clogged roads, air pollution, climate change, injury and death.
Eight of the ten top-selling passenger vehicles in New Zealand are now utes or SUVs. With carbon emissions reduction an urgent priority, that’s not a sustainable trend.
It’s time to stop demonising cyclists and cycling activists as elitists — the accusation fails at the first test.
A fan’s sign caused a massive pile up at the Tour de France. But should the event’s organisers take legal action?