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Bike Citizens » Magazine
08. Juni, 08:00 Uhr

How to deal with the mass transportation of residents and workers is one of the biggest challenges faced by major towns and cities across the globe. Roads are gridlocked, pollution levels are high, and public transport is often underwhelming and underfunded. The solution, it is often said, lies in getting more people to travel by bicycle—particularly at peak times. We at Bike Citizens are,...

Bike Citizens » Magazine
01. Juni, 12:42 Uhr

Wanna discover Friedrichshain? From cafés to bike shops – here are the Bike Citizens tips for the Friedrichshain district in Berlin! And all of them can be quickly reached by bike – our 5MinutesByBike tool shows you how to get there in 5, 10, 15 or 30 minutes. Simply enter the location and let the discovery tour begin! Our locations can easily be reached by bike. Try it yourself with our...

Bike Citizens » Magazine
31. Mai, 09:18 Uhr

The bicycle is celebrating its birthday. 200 years as a vehicle of emancipation! And women’s responses to the question “What does the bicycle mean for you?” are still “freedom” and “independence”! (1) What is going on? The bicycle was a vehicle to independence for me too: starting with my first trips 20 years ago, I gradually incorporated the bicycle into all aspects of my life. A decisive...

Bike Citizens » Magazine
30. Mai, 08:30 Uhr

Improving your city by pushing a button, that is the idea behind the new PING if you Care project. Starting end of May 2017, cyclists will be able to mark Brussel’s unsafe or unsatisfying traffic situations by pushing their PING button. This is a Bluetooth-enabled device which maps the marked spots. At the end of the pilot phase, all the information will be analysed and presented to the city of...

Bike Citizens » Magazine
23. Mai, 13:38 Uhr

On 28th June 2016 I had my first bike anniversary. One year earlier I was starting a new life, one I had never imagined I would call mine. Thanks to an experienced cycling enthusiast I discovered that I could learn how to ride a bike at the age of 26. He sent me a link to a volunteer group called Bike Anjo (“Bike Angel” in Portuguese). This group changed my life, my view of the world, my habits...

Bike Citizens » Magazine
18. Mai, 09:02 Uhr

When you own any piece of equipment that has some kind of mechanical parts then it will eventually have to be serviced or even repaired at some point, particularly with a bicycle. Bike service is very important, and it’s not only available in the bike shop. Take a look at some useful tips to get you started… How often should you repair your bike? Over time your bike will go through a lot of...

Bike Citizens » Magazine
16. Mai, 10:14 Uhr

The thrill of cycling lies in the unique way it allows us to explore our surroundings. Travelling on two wheels lets you take it all in at a speed that still gets you places. Since I have recently relocated to Brisbane, I’ve used my bicycle to discover the city. The city of Brisbane straddles the Brisbane River and a popular way to see the sights is by Ferry. Thankfully, the extensive network...

Bike Citizens » Magazine
11. Mai, 09:00 Uhr

Last Autumn, the Finnish capital of Helsinki made many international headlines when it reported glorious results from their new bike sharing system Kaupunkipyörät (“city bikes”). For 2017, Helsinki has almost tripled the system’s capacity for the upcoming season, starting in May. Let’s have a look at the past, present and future of bike sharing in Helsinki.   Helsinki’s first and infamous...

Bike Citizens » Magazine
02. Mai, 08:40 Uhr

It’s worth doing some proper research to find the right bike lock. How can you protect your bike from thieves? How much extra weight are you prepared to carry around? And how much should a trustworthy bike lock cost? Let’s take a look at tried and tested locks as well as the new kids on the block. Is the traditional bike lock on the brink of becoming outdated? The range of bike locks is huge:...

Bike Citizens » Magazine
28. November, 16:06 Uhr

With daylight disappearing almost as soon as it appears, getting out on your bike when the dark has taken over can be a challenge on its own. Darkness engulfs us and cycling in the winter months is a true tester for dedication. It definitely separates the men from the boys or the woman from the girls. Gone are the days where you can have a post work pedal while soaking up the remaining couple...

Bike Citizens » Magazine
18. Dezember, 06:00 Uhr

Every effort has it’s rewards. A city of about 250.000 inhabitants achieves surprisingly positive numbers promoting the use of the bicycle as daily means of transport. The small city of Vitoria-Gasteiz, capital of the Basque Autonomous Community in northern Spain has reasons to be congratulated. Nowadays almost every city needs to rethink its traffic-policy. Especially countries like Spain,...

Bike Citizens » Magazine
03. Dezember, 13:23 Uhr

September marked the first attempt of a speed record on a cargo bike, which was held in Denmark and conducted by the cult cargo bike brand “Bullitt”. Jim Slade from Larry vs. Harry was part of it and now recalls this day for us. Rasmus Quaade – Man with the Best Moustache It was a Tuesday in September, when we made the first attempt of a cargo bike speed record. It has been conducted by the...

Bike Citizens » Magazine
25. November, 06:02 Uhr

How fast are we when moving from A to B? We are used to talk about regular speed which is distance divided by time. But what about the time spent waiting for the bus or the time spent at work to earn the money to pay all the costs created by the particular mode of transport? Different from regular speed, Effective Speed or Social Speed takes these aspects into account. Effective Speed can be...

Bike Citizens » Magazine
03. März, 14:05 Uhr

Take 25 cyclists, a spacious gallery and an enthusiastic crowd, and you have all the ingredients for an Altbaukriterium. The latest addition to proceedings at the Berlin Bicycle Week: a unique indoor cycle race Altbaukriterium, taking place in Berlin for the very first time. Race duration: 4 hours on 20 March 2016, starting at 7 p.m. in the Bernheimer Contemporary gallery. Starting places for...

Bike Citizens » Magazine
10. August, 07:36 Uhr

Folding bikes have the potential to positively influence urban mobility, particularly commuter traffic. The image of a rickety, camping-style curiosity no longer applies thanks to the new models: On-site inspection. Monday, 8:30 am @ S-Bahnhof. The bike can be swiftly folded and stowed away in the last free slot in the bike carriage. Main station – quickly unfold – jump onto the bike – off to...

Bike Citizens » Magazine
04. Januar, 06:00 Uhr

After a very exciting bike fair year 2015, we Bike Citizens can’t wait to visit the bike fairs 2016. At the bike fairs 2016 innovations and new prodocuts, which will be the must-haves of next years bike scene, are presentet. But not just the new innovations can be expected with great eagerness, also the show-programm, which frames the fairs, is always worth seeing it. An overview of the most...

Bike Citizens » Magazine
15. Februar, 14:00 Uhr

The Velo-city Global conference 2016 in Taipei tells the remarkable story of how collaboration between industry, civil society and administration can shape a cycling city. The programme of Velo-city Global 2016 Taipei, launched by a bicycle tour with over 2000 participants led by Taipei’s Mayor, will bring together all aspects of cycling right before Taipei Cycle Show 2016. “We have the...

Bike Citizens » Magazine
13. April, 10:05 Uhr

It’s an attitude towards life: owning a bike instead of a car. Or perhaps even several bikes, one for every occasion. Seven years ago I decided on a life without a car, and this is how it influenced my life. Getting by without a car When the brakes on my car became rusty because I hadn’t used it for so long, it was clear that I didn’t need a car anymore. What’s the point of owning a car when...

Bike Citizens » Magazine
27. Dezember, 09:50 Uhr

Welcome to Helsinki in winter! Chances are you are one those people who, when in a new city prefer to get around the sights riding a bike. Well friend, consider this article as your tutorial to some of Helsinki´s nicest wintery sights. And don´t worry – winter riding is not hardcore sport or rocket science, it´s just normal everyday commuting with warmer clothing and wider tires. For me, riding...

Bike Citizens » Magazine
17. März, 18:20 Uhr

Rory Mcmullan, UK City Agent at Bike Citizens, was at the Velo-city 2016 in Taipei. Here is what the cycling advocate reported about the bicycle fair. Kingdom of the Bicycle Taiwan promotes itself as the ‘Kingdom of the Bicycle’ celebrating the island’s eminence in the global bicycle industry, rather than cycling culture. Taipei hosting Velo-city 2016 signals a shift, as leading politicians now...

Bike Citizens » Magazine
13. April, 09:32 Uhr

Markus Seppälä, project manager at Box Bike Helsinki, recently started a cargo bike project making cargo bikes more attractive for teenagers in Helsinki. In this article he shared the progress of this great project with us: Helsinki: Public Transport, Walking and Cycling in the Center Stage A few months ago we launched a new and terribly ambitious project to get Helsinki teenagers excited about...

Bike Citizens » Magazine
04. Mai, 10:33 Uhr

Which tyre lever or bike pump is actually the best? Naturally, every brand says that theirs is the best. To answer this question, our team tested many bicycle tools and made a small selection of our favourite bike accessories for urban cyclists. Only the coolest lifestyle products and practical gifts for cyclists make it into our Bike Citizens Shop. Bike Citizens stands for urban cycling in all...

Bike Citizens » Magazine
09. Mai, 09:34 Uhr

Bike Citizens awarded €100,000 from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 budget for the EU-funded ODUN BIKES project (Open Data Upgraded Navigation for Bike Sharing). ODUN BIKES – connecting footpaths and public transport More and more cities and regions are opting to combine public transport and bikes in order to move individual traffic away from roads and public transport. Public bike-sharing...

Bike Citizens » Magazine
30. Mai, 08:01 Uhr

A few months ago we visited the berlin-based designer Antoniya Ivanova in her home-office and talked with her about Berlin as a hub for cycling fashion. Now she has presented her new lable Chance of Rain, specialising in urban cycling apparel,  for pre-order on Kickstarter. Honored with „German Design Award 2016“ for „Excellent Product Design“ the collection offers solutions for the...

Bike Citizens » Magazine
07. Juli, 11:43 Uhr

Always with these facts and figures! For mathematicians, they belong to everyday life, but how many of us can actually imagine slightly below 2 tonnes of CO2, or 300,000 travelled kilometres? Sometimes we simply lack reference to such statements. Therefore, Bike Citizens has been engaged in different methods over a long period of time for making numbers and comparisons more tangible. The...

Bike Citizens » Magazine
08. August, 11:55 Uhr

Welcome to Tel Aviv – the flagship of the Middle East in bicycle friendliness. Tel Aviv? Tel-O-Fun! Tel Aviv’s compact layout, flat geography, mild climate and young population all combine to create a city that was destined to become a cycling hub. Cycling in Tel Aviv is fun, and nowadays it not just fun but also easy thanks to Tel-O-Fun, the city’s public bicycle program. The project was...

Bike Citizens » Magazine
13. Juli, 13:06 Uhr

Founded in San Francisco, Timbuk2 has been sewing messenger bags in the instant city for more than a quarter of a century. Much has changed since 1989 as the small firm moved from making messenger bags for friends to a global audience. Its iconic hold-alls are slung over shoulders of all sorts of cycling city dwellers and not just couriers anymore. Set up by bike messenger Rob Honeycutt as...

Bike Citizens » Magazine
25. August, 13:07 Uhr

Even in Europe summer has arrived. For those who haven’t already decided where to spend their holidays, we have made a selection of the best bike tours in Europe – all of them available in the Bike Citizens App. And the best thing about it? With our flatrate (19.99 Euro) you can download all city packages so that you are perfectly prepared for your adventurous city trip. Barcelona, Spain Bike...

Bike Citizens » Magazine
25. Juli, 06:58 Uhr

In 2014, the London Royal Borough of Kingston was one of three local authorities which bid for and won a share of £100million worth of funding to put towards a raft of improvements to cycling and transport infrastructure. The Mayor of London and Transport for London offered the funding to help build towards a vision of safer and more pleasant streets for all, in what they have called their...

Bike Citizens » Magazine
18. Juli, 15:56 Uhr

No one is born with comprehensive bicycle mechanic skills. That is something you have to learn by doing easy bicycle maintenance yourself, or more preferably by being taught by someone with experience. Youth Behind Bars (later YBB) in Helsinki, Finland, is a bike shop working together with a non-profit NGO (KRIS Finland) programme for youth who in the past have had difficulties with narcotics...

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