cycling

How refugees are playing a vital role in the recycling of cycles in Zagreb

Marina Kelava
| 16th March 2018
The Croatian authorities have been strongly condemned by Amnesty International for their treatment of refugees and asylum seekers. Yet grassroots movements in Zagreb are helping those who have been displaced. MARINA KELAVA reports on one bicycle fixing project that is giving refugees a sense of purpose and an opportunity to learn about sustainability

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'End of Route - Cyclists dismount'. Traffic signage at Kew Green, West London. Photo: Mark Hillary via Flickr (CC BY).

Lies, damn lies and the national cycling 'strategy'

Donnachadh McCarthy FRSA
| 31st May 2016
The government's new 'strategy' for cycling is a feeble attempt to hide huge cuts to local transport budgets with a minute line of funds that would take over 2,000 years to bring the UK up to Dutch cycle lane standards, writes Donnachadh McCarthy. We must demand better!

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The Chancellor has done it for sugary drinks. Now, will he go on to do the same for even bigger issues - like the air pollution that's killing tens of thousands of British citizens a year? Photo: Roy Schreffler via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA).

Chancellor is right to act on sugar. Next, air pollution!

Simon Bullock
| 17th March 2016
The Chancellor's 'sport not sugar' move to tax sugary drinks was extremely welcome, writes Simon Bullock. But we need a similar Treasury approach to protect people from other threats too. So how about tackling the air pollution that's killing tens of thousands of Britons a year?

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An event to commemorate Ying Tao, 26, who died on 22nd June at the scene of the crash at Bank junction, run over by a tipper truck. Photo: Donnachadh McCarthy.

Tonight, join the silent roar: stop killing cyclists!

Donnachadh McCarthy
| 29th June 2015
Following a monstrous spate of cyclist deaths in London, protestors are gathering outside the Bank of England tonight to demand: stop killing cyclists! The UK's peaceful cycling revolution is now under way, writes Donnachadh McCarthy, who invites us all to join the movement to make our cities safe for humans.

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It's all very well painting cycle lanes onto roads - but we must do far, far more than that to make cycling a safe and pleasant transport option. Photo: Cian Ginty via Flickr.

To keep cyclists safe will need deep, radical change

Ian Walker
| 19th July 2014
The Commons Transport Committee has advised Government to budget £10 per head to create a safe cycling environment, writes Ian Walker. But that's grossly underestimating the challenge ahead - a major rethink of planning, health and transport policies is needed.

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GARDEN SQUARES: the BikeGrid would link many of London's historic garden square to make them cycle-friendly and pleasant public spaces. Image: LCC.

London's Bike Grid taking shape after four years

London Cycling Campaign
| 16th December 2013
In 2009 the London Cycling Campaign published plans for a Zone 1 BikeGrid, a badly needed cycle network for central London. This week the Mayor is to announce the BikeGrid's final form. Here's the LCC's original inspiring plan ...

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Beltline park - Atlanta comes full circle to embrace alternative transit and sustainable development.

Urban eco-repair in the Deep South

Brian Barth
| 6th December 2013
A bold project encompassing clean air, a light rail system, open spaces, and green pathways for cyclists and pedestrians, is beginning to transform some of America's poorest and most polluted communities. As Brian Barth reports, the Atlanta Beltway is taking shape.

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Cyclist's vigil at Bow following the sixth cyclist death in 2 weeks. Photo: Ben Broomfield.

London's cycle deaths: we know the solutions

Rachel Aldred
| 20th November 2013
Six London cyclists have been killed on London's roads in under two weeks. As London Mayor Boris prepares to be questioned by Assembly Members on the death toll this morning, Rachel Aldred says we already know the answers ...

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Aerial Boris Bike-abouts for London?

Oliver Tickell
| 7th November 2013
Suspended aerial cycle paths are the way for Boris to extend cycle superhighways over London's busiest and most dangerous roundabouts. The Ecologist understands he is looking at the idea ...

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The mass die-in of cyclists outside Transport for London's offices, 30th November 2013. Photo: Catherine Nelson.

Dying-in for cycling sanity

Catherine Nelson
| 2nd November 2013
Last Friday 2,000 people joined a massive 'die-in' to protest at recent death of six London cyclists - and their public demonisation by London Mayor Boris Johnson. Catherine Nelson was there, demanding a radical re-balancing of London's transport priorities.

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