Britain to ban sale of all diesel and petrol automobiles 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 peoples health Britain is to ban all new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040 amid fears that rising different levels of nitrogen oxide pose a major risk to public health. The […]

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Could Chicago’s floating cycle track defy the doubters and reconnect the city?

Plans for a continuous route along the Chicago River include cycling on floating pontoons like the controversial Thames Deckway in London. But with the US citys cycle numbers growing, this long-held ambition could yet be realised Cycling is no stranger to invention, from the steady swell of Kickstarter campaigns to the almost innumerable cycleways dreamed […]

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Soil carbon storage not the climate change fixing it was thought, research discoveries

Soils potential to soak up planet-warning carbon dioxide emissions has been overestimated by as much as 40%, say scientists Hopes that large amounts of planet-warming carbon dioxide emissions is likely to be buried in soils appear to be grossly misplaced, with new research finding that the ground will soak up far less carbon over the […]

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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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Hilly Lisbon launches electric bike share system in bid to solve congestion

Madrid has its scheme, while Muswell Hills never happened. Hilly cities from Rome to Rio will be watching as Lisbon starts e-bike hire Wander around Lisbons city centre with its vertiginous cobbled streets, treacherous enough on foot in the rain, its hard to imagine cycling ever taking off. Some streets are so steep there are […]

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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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Houston’s hit-and-run problem: ghost bikes honour ‘invisible dead’ cyclists

1, 700 cyclists have been hit by autoes and trucks in four years, with one in four drivers failing to stop. Personalised ghost motorcycles are an effort to show people noticed when someone was killed and give their families some closure Its always the same tale, says Steve Sims, who runs Houstons Ghost Bike strategy […]

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The 20 photographs of the week

Pollution in China, Europes refugee crisis, the aftermath of Storm Desmond the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week Read more: www.theguardian.com

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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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