Content tagged with cycling

Tyres Pumped, Phone Charged? Our Top 10 Cycling Apps

These days it's not just the Dutch and the lycra-clad Olympians who are bike crazy. More and more people are swapping the steering wheel for a pair of handlebars, and climbing into the saddle. Whether you're looking for a new route to work, want to track your sporting prowess or learn how to fix a flat tyre – here you'll find the app that’s right for you. Read on

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EcoHelmet: the Guardian Angel of Bike Share Users?

Bike share schemes are all the rage these days. They’re good for the environment, reduce traffic congestion and keep urban cyclists fit – unless they get in an accident, of course. The possibility of spontaneously renting a bike usually comes with the downfall that users do not carry a helmet. But a lightweight, foldable and cheap helmet could be a game changer. Read on

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Would-be Bicycle Thieves Beware: Stealing Can Make You Sick. Literally.

Bicycle popularity in cities is growing. Not only do they provide clean and cheap mobility, help reduce traffic congestion, and keep the air more breathable, but the health and fitness angle is a also a great pull for many commuters. Yet, one little problem remains: bike theft. But the clever folks at Skunk Lock have come up with an interesting idea to tackle it. Read on

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Korean Cyclists Get Shade from Solar Panels

Smart city planning these days inevitably includes ingenious and intuitive approaches to incorporating bicycle lanes into the urban landscape. Solar bike lanes have recently become a hot topic and take on various forms: from paved-on road lanes in the Netherlands to a tunnel of photovoltaics hanging over bike paths in South Korea. Read on

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RESET Special: Small Steps, Big Impact - Five Quick Tips for Climate-Friendly Living: Day 2

If we work together, we can put more time towards rubbish separation, seek fresh air in our cities or create new conservation areas. Want to know where to start? This week, we will be providing simple tips to start building a more climate-friendly life. Whether you're just getting started on the green path or you're a pro, there's tips for everyone. Read on

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A Revolutionary Story of Cargo Bikes

We cannot put a price on clean, fresh air - it is be priceless. City mamas and dads are trying their best to preserve this precious thing for the next generations by adopting cargo bikes as a mode of transportation and replacing family cars. Read on

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A bumpy start for Jayanagar's cycle lanes

BANGALORE: Last year, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) took a rather large leap towards bolstering support for more sustainable forms of travel by unveiling 40km of bicycle lanes in Jayanagar. However, with automotive vehicles using the lanes as parking space and little-to-no use of them by cyclists, many are questioning the success of the initiative. Read on