Pairing smartphone technology and elegant engineering, the team of researchers at MIT have developed this standalone system which replaces the back wheel of any normal bicycle. This can then supplement a cyclist's effort by providing up to ten times as much pedal power to the wheels to overcome hills and long distances.
In the 1970s, Copenhagen made a decision to change. Hit by the worldwide energy crisis and riding the wave of a newly energised environmental movement, the Danish capital pursued a revolutionary new policy that afforded cycling the same priority as motor vehicles. The move was controversial, with many politicians sceptical about the long term ramifications.
Cargo bikes could potentially move 50 percent of all goods in European cities, and this form of freight is enjoying a resurgence across the continent. The Danish Cyclists Federation tested six different models of cargo bikes on behalf of the EU-funded project CycleLogistics.
Aarhus has conducted eight months of testing the traffic monitoring system, developed by Danish firm BLIP Systems. The study demonstrated that using the unobtrusive Bluetooth system could offer the same information as alternative solutions at a lower cost.
The mobility office in Aalborg has been working on the Action Plan since spring 2013, together with representatives from all relevant technical departments, who came together to form a project group. New approaches to local mobility planning have been applied to the process to ensure the plan makes a difference.
The Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link will be owned by Denmark and financed by Danish state-guaranteed loans raised in the international financial market. These loans will be repaid by the users of the fixed link. This well-proven state-guarantee model was also used to finance the fixed links across Storebælt and Øresund.