A road full of bottlenecks: Dutch cycle route is made of plastic trash

First path solely made of recycled bottles, beakers and packaging opens in Zwolle The world’s first plastic bicycle path made of recycled bottles, beakers and packaging has opened in the Netherlands, as part of a pilot that could see similar roads open up across the country. The 30 -metre path, made of recycled plastic equivalent […]

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Why we can’t have nice things: dockless motorcycles and the tragedy of the commons

Behind this bucolic industry is a multibillion-dollar combat between Chinas big tech companies and Silicon Valley, and the nightmare of vandals and parking If there is one sad fact that technology has taught us, it’s maybe that we just can’t have nice things. Now Washington DC has become the latest testing ground for what happens […]

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Softwear: How an Underground Fashion Label for Nerds Got Cool

It’s 12:21 pm on a Tuesday, and the new coat from Outlier is going live. For the obsessed fans of this technically minded menswear house, Tuesday falls are always a big deal. This one is bigger than most. The Shelter From the Storm is Outlier’s first breathable waterproof shell. That’s the kind of thing that, […]

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Britain to ban sales of all diesel and petrol autoes and vans from 2040

Plans follow French commitment to take polluting vehicles off the road owing to a lack of effect of poor air quality on people health Britain is to ban all new petrol and diesel autoes and vans from 2040 amid fears that rising levels of nitrogen oxides pose a major hazard to public health. The commitment, […]

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My week as an Uber courier: my bike get stolen, but I maintained my five-star rating

Delivering everything from books to falafel sandwiches was easy, but excessive periods of downtime build the future prospects of earning a consistent living grim Nicholas pads down the stairs of his apartment building on Broome Street in New Yorks Soho neighbourhood where the cheapest two-bedroom unit costs more than$ 2m in his boxers and a […]

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Lance Armstrong Settles $100 M Lawsuit With U.S. Government

Austin, Texas( AP) — Lance Armstrong reached a$ 5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he employed performance-enhancing medications throughout much of his career. The deal announced […]

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Chinese dispose hundreds of cycles-for-hire in giant heaps

It was hoped bike-hire schemes would cut pollution and congestion but it seems some users merely want to ride and dump It has been billed as a hi-tech bike-sharing boom that entrepreneurs hope will construct them rich while simultaneously transforming Chinas traffic-clogged cities. But, occasionally, dreamings can turn sour. In the southern Chinese city of […]

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San Francisco’s scooter war: city makes back as ‘unlawful’ schemes flood streets

City officials send cease-and-desist letters to electric scooter startups, as local residents complain the unregulated schemes are a nuisance Some people are tossing the scooters into trash cans and lakes. Others are tripping over them on the sidewalk, complain of broken toes and dangerous collisions. The San Francisco war over electric scooters- which several startups […]

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America’s road trip: will the US ever kick the car habit?

Motor City Detroit constructed the automobiles, petroleum capital Houston fuelled them and Los Angeles was carved up by freeways in their honor. Yet now all three cities are pushing walking, cycling and the use of modes of public transport. So does this mean Americas love affair with the car is ultimately waning? City is supported […]

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9 trip-ups that aren’t your typical digital detox

Image: getty images/ Thomas Barwick In an increasingly connected, urbanized world, our bodies and minds are taking the brunt of our stress. While traditional yoga retreats promote the added benefit of unplugging with our technology-driven lives, adventure operators are pushing these borders by creating ultimate detox trips in destinations so remote that cell service isnt […]

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