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Walking and cycling are the cleanest and most efficient forms of transport, particularly suited for short to moderate distances. Both provide numerous benefits. They improve health, do not produce air or noise pollution and help to reduce congestion.

Introducing cycling infrastructure (e.g. bike lanes, bike parking and hire schemes) are ways in which cities can promote cycling, while creating pedestrian-friendly spaces can promote commuting, shopping and recreation.

By rswa178 / Updated: 19 Jul 2017

Very 'appropriate': Tilburg trials method to help pedestrians with reduced mobility (the Netherlands)

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For pedestrians with reduced mobility, crossing at traffic lights is not always so easy. The lights can turn red before they have reached the other side, putting them in danger. The Dutch city of Tilburg decided to address this.

By Pasquale Cancellara / Updated: 19 Jul 2017
By News Editor / Updated: 13 Jul 2017

Emmen and the world's first wooden bike path (The Netherlands)

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Wood you believe it! In Emmen, cyclists are now able to ride along the world's first wooden bike path.

Although only 60 metres long, it is made out of a new material that is intended to serve as an alternative to the asphalt and concrete normally used when constructing cycle paths. The biocomposite plates that make up the path consist of wood chips and bio resin. These are in turn held together by a binding agent.

By News Editor / Updated: 07 Jul 2017

New anti-lock braking technology for e-bikes unveiled

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New anti-lock braking technology for use in e-bikes has been revealed by German company Bosch.

The system stops the front wheel from locking: sensors attached to the brakes inform the system when the front wheel might be about to lock. As Claus Fleischer, CEO of Bosch eBike Systems, explains: "ABS regulates the braking pressure and thus optimises the stability and manoeuvrability".

By Florinda Boschetti / Updated: 13 Jul 2017

“Active Travel for Healthy Cities” workshop

The workshop “Active Travel for Healthy Cities” aims to present the new Health Economic Assessment Tool (HEAT) and city case studies of the use of HEAT to help decision makers and practitioners develop sound transport policy and Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP).

By News Editor / Updated: 05 Jul 2017
By News Editor / Updated: 03 Jul 2017

Electric tricycles coming to Munich (Germany)

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To improve mobility around the city centre, Munich's public transport provider (MVG) has announced the development of a new electric tricycle.

The vehicle is being created primarily with the transport of goods and people with reduced mobility in mind. With much of the city centre pedestrianised, navigating it can be difficult for people who have difficulty walking.

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By News Editor / Updated: 07 Jul 2017
By News Editor / Updated: 21 Jun 2017

Bike riders in France demonstrate against dangers of cycling

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On June 17,  hundreds of people in France paid tribute to cyclists who have been victims of road traffic accidents.

The demonstrations, which took place in several cities around the country, were designed to draw attention to the risks and dangers that cyclists face on the roads.

By News Editor / Updated: 07 Jun 2017

How Copenhagen is tackling two-wheeled traffic jams (Denmark)

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It is perhaps not the reason that people are used to hearing from somebody explaining why they were late: that there was congestion in the cycle lanes. Yet precisely this situation has arisen in Copenhagen.

For the first time, bikes outnumber cars in Copenhagen. Last year, sensors recorded 265,700 bicycles entering the city centre on a daily basis against 252,600 cars.