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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 Is the traditional bike lock on the brink of becoming outdated?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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 13. April, 10:27 Uhr

A team of specialists from different fields wants to transform the area under Berlin’s elevated U1 rail line into a covered cycle path. Despite the project “Radbahn Berlin” coming on in leaps and bounds, there are still some hurdles to overcome. The Radbahn vision: a cycle path over nine kilometres long, along one of Berlin’s main arterial roads, through three districts and numerous lively...

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 11. April, 07:00 Uhr

More and more cities nowadays are making plans to improve their cycling conditions. With sustainability becoming increasingly popular, cities are looking for green transport solutions, and the bicycle fits perfectly in that image. At the Polis Conference in Rotterdam on the 1st and 2nd of December, cities got the opportunity to showcase their achievements regarding transport solutions and modal...

Bike Citizens » Magazine 27. März, 11:19 Uhr

Diet and exercise fads come and go with few of them creating long lasting benefits. The only way to lose weight and keep it off is by making sustainable lifestyle changes. Professor Gary Foster from the University of Pennsylvania found that sixty-five percent of dieters regain the weight lost within three years. I have long been an advocate of cycling for weight loss. My reasoning is related to...

Bike Citizens » Magazine 21. März, 16:14 Uhr

The bicycle was invented in Mannheim over 200 years ago: the draisine, a velocipede. Since then the bicycle has experienced a revolution, also with regard to social development. The bicycle – from a status symbol to a mass-produced product It all started with the eruption of a volcano: the climate changed; harvests failed and many horses – which in those days were not only used in farming but...

Bike Citizens » Magazine 09. März, 14:15 Uhr

When you are out and about in the city, you want your public officials to take care of you and your bike. As a cyclist, you soon begin to appreciate a dense network of quality bike parking facilities. This is especially true when you go out shopping; I have personally started to prefer to take my business to shops where management has decided to install decent public bike racks just by the...

Bike Citizens » Magazine 01. März, 11:30 Uhr

Once a year in March people gather in Western Australian metropolitan and regional areas to celebrate the joy of cycling. During Bike Week, held from Friday 17th March to Sunday 26th March 2017, the cycling community unites and attends the many events which take place during the week. What’s special about Bike Week, is that it is a jam packed community shindig that’s open to all, whether you...

Bike Citizens » Magazine 01. März, 10:20 Uhr

Riding your bicycle is one of the best and safest ways to commute, exercise or travel. Still, accidents sometimes happen, that’s just the way it is. The key in handling the situation successfully is to be prepared, either by carrying a small first aid kit or knowing what to do and who to call for help. You could be riding your bike in the city, training on the road or doing a long trekking trip...

Bike Citizens » Magazine 09. Februar, 09:01 Uhr

The City of Vienna will provide up to €800 in funding towards cargo bikes from March 2017. If the bikes have an electric motor, the grant increases to a total of up to €1,000. Community cargo bikes will receive even up to 100% subsidisation. More and more cities are recognising the advantages of cargo bikes for private as well as commercial use and are granting subsidies. If you want to buy a...

Bike Citizens » Magazine 07. Februar, 10:28 Uhr

In 2017, I left Adelaide for life in Brisbane. After living in a cycle-friendly city I was unsure of what to expect in a much larger one. My first trip along the riverfront at half past five in the morning was eye opening. The subtropical environment makes it ideal to commute year round. I find the weather a little humid for travelling to work but the locals don’t appear to break a sweat at the...

Bike Citizens » Magazine 25. Januar, 08:19 Uhr

Money, religion, and politics are taboo topics for polite conversation. If you live in Sydney, then cycling can be added to that list. In an era of green initiatives and health awareness, the number of bicycle commuters in Sydney has taken a recent downturn. The media loves a topic that divides their audience and cycling is perfectly positioned to do so. From scathing reviews of public...

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 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 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 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...

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