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PrioBike: An App Letting Cyclists Ride Through the City on a Green Light Wave

Cycling through the city without having to stop for red lights? Sounds great - and will soon be a possibility. We spoke to sub-project leader Sven Fröhlich about PrioBike and digital tools for improved urban cycling.

Paris’s Public Bike Sharing Schemes: Win or Fail for the Environment?

City-bike share schemes have long been touted as an eco-friendly form of urban mobility, part of the sustainability package of any modern city. But has Paris’s adoption made it a greener city? And does bike sharing in general have genuine environmental benefits?

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.

The World’s Biggest Ever Bicycle Parking Garage to Open in Utrecht

In 2018 the Dutch city of Utrecht is set to open the world's biggest bicycle parking lot. Is this the most cycle-friendly city in the world? 

Flo: the Smart Traffic Light for Urban Bikes

For many cyclists, red lights are a pain in the neck. Flo helps users catch more green lights by indicating how they should adjust their speed, in real time.

Are E-bikes an Urban Revolution on Two Wheels?

When it comes to news and stats on e-mobility, electric cars and buses get the lion’s share of attention. But it’s actually their two-wheeled cousin, the electric bike or e-bike, that’s the top-selling electric vehicle worldwide. Are e-bikes about to usher in a whole new era of transportation?

Bicycle Lovers This is For You: Earn As You Pedal with Bikuh

An innovative project that allows cyclists to earn as they pedal, using their wheels as advertising space, has been successfully piloted in Frankfurt. Are you are a regular bike rider? Then this cool new initiative can bring you some cool new cash. Read on.

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.

How Green Energy, Van Gogh and Luminescence Are Making Roads Safer

Glow-in-the-dark road lanes, wind-powered roadside lights and an illuminated bike path inspired by one of the most famous paintings in the world: take a look at the Smart Highway project’s cutting-edge approach to road safety and sustainability.