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32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 01. Dezember, 12:20 Uhr

Protected cycle lanes are one of the best ways to reduce congestion in London, carrying up to five times as many people per hour as a main road, a new report showsCongestion isn’t exactly the most fashionable political topic of our times, but it is a problem that threatens London’s status as a well-functioning, competitive global city. Businesses need to be able to make and receive reliable...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 21. Oktober, 06:30 Uhr

Jesse Norman wants to make cycling safer, but sees local authorities and charities like Sustran as key facilitators, not governmentJesse Norman, the transport minister whose brief includes cycling, has only been in the job for six months but has already prompted controversy by insisting that cyclists follow the Highway Code, something criticised here on the Bike Blog.In his office at the...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 27. November, 07:00 Uhr

Cycling has its challenges as the nights draw in and the frosts arrive – but it can also be more rewarding and straightforward than one might think The nights have well and truly drawn in, and for many Britons the frosts have arrived. Time to pack away the bike for a few months?Don’t be tempted. Cycling, particularly bike commuting, can bring its challenges in winter. But it’s compellingly...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 15. Juni, 09:20 Uhr

For generations, Danish urban planners have made it a priority for children to be able to ride to school alone. The result is not just more social, cheerful, healthy children – but more social, cheerful, healthy adults“I love to cycle. I’ve got no clue why,” says Emilie, a six-year-old Danish girl. She is with her friend Vilja, who’s the same age. “When I cycle, I can go to new places faster,”...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 15. Juni, 11:01 Uhr

The web and app company Bike Citizens has trawled its database of cycle infrastructure to create these ‘naked’ cycle maps. Blue lines = protected bike lanes; grey lines = painted lanes. Can you identify the cities?All images by Bike CitizensVeniceAmsterdamBirminghamBarcelonaLisbonChicagoRomeLondonMexico CityBerlinRotterdamViennaBostonMiamiChicagoCopenhagenEdinburghTorontoOsloLos...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 12. Dezember, 07:30 Uhr

Every morning groups of cyclists gather to ride the park’s Outer Circle. As cycling gains momentum in the city, more circuits might flourishIt’s half past seven on a mild October morning, just getting light, and I am waiting with my bike at one of the most tranquil spots in central London, under a canopy of trees on the Inner Circle. Hidden away inside Regent’s Park, the Inner Circle is a...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 24. November, 07:43 Uhr

The new service by Great Western Railway has reduced bike space, a troublesome booking system and fails to meet the needs of disabled, elderly or less mobile cyclistsGreat Western Railway’s (GWR) new high-speed Intercity Express trains made headlines last month with their gaffe-filled launch that saw new trains temporarily taken out of service after several on-board malfunctions, on a service...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 11. März, 11:00 Uhr

As transport commissioner, Janette Sadik-Khan faced down critics to transform New York with 400 miles of cycling routes, a bike share scheme and the remodelling of Times Square. Any city can do it, she tells Peter WalkerJanette Sadik-Khan, who in alliance with her then-boss, New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, arguably did as much to transform the city’s streetscape as anyone in its recent...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 12. Juni, 04:56 Uhr

Mobike to open ‘dockless’ bike share scheme in Manchester with initial 1,000 bikes as Chinese companies take aggressive battle for market share to the westWhat is Guardian Cities cycle week?Your cycle week challenge: strike up a conversation with a fellow cyclistIn a move that has the potential to reshape the look and feel of many cities, one of China’s biggest “dockless bike share” companies,...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 12. Juni, 04:57 Uhr

Cycling is at a tipping point: while some cities build bike lanes and ban cars, others are experiencing a backlash. Will the future of cities be two-wheeled?In the battle against air pollution and gridlock caused by cars, cities around the world are increasingly turning to a low-tech, two-wheeled solution.Urban cycling, however, appears to be at a tipping point. While London and even Los...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 12. Juni, 07:00 Uhr

We dare you to strike up a conversation with a fellow cyclist this week, and tell us the highlights here or on social media using #cycleconvo Join us for Guardian Cities cycle week as we explore the good and bad of urban cycling around the worldMost people who cycle in cities will know how divisive it can be. You get shouted at by drivers on the street, berated by them online, or looked down on...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 20. November, 14:06 Uhr

E-bikes are well-established in some EU countries, but how about the UK? Old-school cyclist Peter Kimpton tries a new model to see if he’d be tempted to swap“E-bikes are fantastic. I use them all the time. You can take the kids up mountains. You can arrive in your good clothes at a meeting. It’s so easy.” Who said this? Surprisingly, it was none other than Fabian Cancellara, perhaps the...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 09. Juni, 10:31 Uhr

A directeur sportif must juggle route navigation, team communication, tactics and technical backup – all while driving at high speed. Amy Sedghi hitches a ride on the women’s Tour de Yorkshire to see how it’s done“I need a bike change”. The urgent call comes after about 45km.Another rider has hit Audrey Cordon-Ragot’s rear wheel in women’s Tour de Yorkshire and the radio crackles with her call...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 17. November, 11:59 Uhr

The BBC’s usual standards of impartiality and respect too often fall short when it comes to cyclists, as one show this week – where a pundit labelled them fanatics and even compared them to Nazis – sadly demonstratesThe scene is a BBC talk show. The subject is a particular niche pursuit enjoyed by a very disparate group of people who otherwise have nothing in common. And things aren’t going...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 17. November, 07:30 Uhr

The share of trips taken by bike in Denmark’s capital has fallen. With ever more cars on the road and a new metro line about to open, can Copenhagen reach its target to have half of all journeys made by bike?It’s 8am on a rainy weekday morning on Copenhagen’s Nørrebrogade street and the stream of cyclists making their way into city centre is already getting jammed.Cyclists often have to wait...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 07. Juni, 06:15 Uhr

Mizen Head to Malin Head is a 510-mile trip that takes in the breathtaking Maumturk Mountains, the empty beaches of Cork and Kerry, and the wilderness of the BurrenSend anyone to the west coast of Ireland and they will fall in love with it at some point. For me it was at a junction in Maum, County Galway, where I had stopped to take a photo of a signpost but ended up having my breath taken away...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 22. September, 05:00 Uhr

When Amsterdam removed signals from a busy junction, it made journeys faster and interactions more pleasant. Now the approach is being copied across the cityOn a foggy Monday morning in May 2016, 14 Amsterdam officials, engineers and civil servants gathered nervously at Alexanderplein – a busy intersection near the city centre with three tramlines – where many people were walking, driving, and,...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 07. November, 07:30 Uhr

Bike theft is the scourge of cyclists around the world, with riders, manufacturers and the law struggling to coordinate a response. That was until city cop Rob Brunt and Xbox pioneer J Allard devised Project 529The bicycle was nothing impressive – an ageing mountain bike worth only a couple of hundred dollars – but Vancouver police officer Rob Brunt remembers it clearly. The owner, clad...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 21. September, 14:35 Uhr

Of the about 400 pedestrians killed a year in the UK an average of just two are hit by a bike. Enforcing speeding limits on the other hand could help prevent 250 deathsSo there is to be an “urgent” review into whether the law should be changed to target dangerous cycling. This follows a campaign by Matt Briggs, whose wife, Kim, was killed when she was struck by a bike ridden by the now-jailed...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 25. September, 10:12 Uhr

A Highway Code prompt aimed solely at cyclists – not to the road users that caused more than 99% of deaths on UK roads last year – has nothing to do with improving safety On Friday, transport minister Jesse Norman wrote to cycling leaders asking them to remind their members to follow the Highway Code. The letter came less than 48 hours after the announcement of a review on whether the law...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 02. November, 08:30 Uhr

As the cycling event returned to the capital for the third year, we got the trackside word on the races, the music and which riders like to party hardestThe lights are low and the music is loud. The beer is flowing and some of the world’s best riders are whipping round the wooden boards of Lee Valley velodrome in one of the many furious and fast paced races of the Six Day London event, now in...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 07. November, 11:37 Uhr

Plans to pedestrianise one of the capital’s busiest cycling roads send the troubling message that cyclists and pedestrians can’t co-exist in an 80ft-wide streetSadiq Khan’s proposal to ban cyclists from Oxford Street, published on Monday, is an unqualified disaster for cycling in London, perhaps the single biggest blow it has suffered in years. And he’s sending an even more dangerous signal to...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 17. September, 06:00 Uhr

As Guardian writers pick their favourite bike routes, we’d like to hear about your own most enjoyable ridesOur writers have been sharing their favourite cycle routes and roads – at least, those they’re happy to tell other people about. We’d love to hear your own suggestions. Related: 'Pure inspiration': our writers pick their favourite cycle rides Continue reading...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 26. September, 06:15 Uhr

Cyclists don’t just want the fastest route they want the safest or quietest – and information on bike parking would be a bonusWe all have different ways to navigate when lost – whether asking a stranger for help, consulting an old-school map or simply following our nose.But on a bike, the stakes are higher. One wrong turn and you’re in gridlocked traffic, with two lanes between your bike and...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 05. Oktober, 13:24 Uhr

Response: an opinion piece by Laura Laker accused me of hypocrisy, but our review examining the law and cycling aims to make the roads safer for everyoneLaura Laker accuses me of “headline-grabbing hypocrisy” in relation to the safety of cyclists. That’s quite an extreme reaction to my announcement of a review whose specific purpose is to improve the safety of all road users, especially in...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 10. November, 07:20 Uhr

Waltham Forest’s new zero-emissions delivery service aims to replace polluting trucks for local deliveries of food, online purchases and moreEach morning Oscar Godoy unlocks a door in a railway arch in north London, organises the day’s deliveries, and assigns jobs to his cargo bike riders. They manoeuvre the hefty bikes from the narrow lane out on to the road, past assorted vehicles from the...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 14. November, 07:15 Uhr

A new assessment of cycling in UK cities shows people are far more supportive of bold plans than political decision makers often thinkIt may not be clear from the persistent bikelash in many sections of the media, but in fact there is huge public support for increased government investment in cycling and especially for building segregated bike routes.Of 7,700 people surveyed in seven major UK...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 10. November, 07:26 Uhr

Bici Palermo Tuning – a group of teenagers from the Sicilian capital – spend anything up to €1,300 customising their bikes with car batteries and multiple speakers to develop thunderous sound systems. The police are not impressed Continue reading...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 25. Mai, 16:43 Uhr

We compare the manifesto pledges of the Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Ukip and the Greens to see who comes top on cycling policyAmid fevered discussions of Brexit, the NHS and social care, not to mention the suddenly renewed importance of security and tackling terrorism, it might seem a bit niche – almost frivolous – to ask what the party manifestos are saying about cycling.But I’d...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 24. Mai, 11:17 Uhr

Cyclists hail experimental scheme – that sees the dangerous intersection closed to all but buses, cyclists and pedestrians – as a turning point Bank junction, one of London’s most dangerous intersections, was closed this week to all but buses, and people on bikes and foot, from 7am to 7pm on weekdays, in an 18-month experimental scheme that could be as ground breaking as New York’s Times Square...

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