High-vis, low-conflict: Kampala gets its first Critical Mass cycle ride

Ugandas first ever Critical Mass is missing the air of protest normally found in Europe or the US. This may be for the best in a country where disagreement is oftens quashed with rubber bullets and tear gas City Cycling the city High-vis, low-conflict: Kampala gets its first Critical Mass cycle ride Uganda’s first ever […]

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How millions of trees brought a broken scenery back to life

After 25 years, the decision to site the National Forest amid derelict coal and quarry runs has borne spectacular fruit Twenty-five years ago, the Midlands villages of Moira, Donisthorpe and Overseal overlooked a gruesome scenery. The communities were surrounded by opencast mines, old clay quarries, spoil heaps, derelict coal functionings, polluted waterways and all the […]

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The unstoppable rise of veganism: how a fringe motion ran mainstream

Health, climate change, animal welfare … whats driving more people and brands to espouse a plant-based lifestyle? We analyse, and, below, four vegans explain their choice Late on a Thursday afternoon in early March, simply off Brick Lane in the heart of London’s nightlife hotspot Shoreditch, 23 -year-old Louisa Davidson is taking calls and co-ordinating […]

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Cyclists will soon be banned from historic central places in the Czech capital by officials citing pedestrian security yet 1,000 cars will not Standing astride his bike in Prague’s storied Wenceslas Square, Jakub Panek waxes lyrical about the exhilaration of cycling to work in one of Europe’s most historic and enchanting cities. ” There have […]

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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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Taming ‘the worm’: how the Minhocao is Sao Paulo’s soul

On weekdays residents who live within feet of this sillines of Brazils military totalitarianism must put up with pollution and a constant roar but at other periods autoes are banned. In a city short on public space, the people take control ” I recollect when our street had trees on it. It was so nice […]

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How do you build a healthy city? Copenhagen uncovers its secrets

The Danish capital ranks high on the listing of the worlds healthiest and happiest cities. With obesity and depression on the rise worldwide, here are its lessons for how to combat them culturally How do you build a healthy city? Copenhagen reveals its secrets Environment How do you build a healthy city? Copenhagen exposes its […]

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Could intercity cycle freeways revolutionise the daily commute?

Germany is building the worlds biggest bicycle autobahn to connect 10 cities and remove 50,000 automobiles from the road every day. With the popularity of e-bikes growing too, is Europe about to see a new epoch of long-distance cycle commuting? In 2010, when the motorway between the German the two cities of Duisburg and Dortmund […]

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Vehicles are now America’s biggest CO2 source but EPA is tearing up regulations

Transport overtook power generation for climate-warming emissions in 2017 but the Trump administration is reversing curbs on automobile industry pollution Some of the most common avatars of climate change- hulking power stations and billowing smokestacks- may need a slight update. For the first time in more than 40 years, the largest source of greenhouse gas […]

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The Tallinn experiment: what happens when a city stimulates modes of public transport free?

Since Estonias capital started free public transport for residents in 2013, it claims to have turned a 20 m a year gain per year. But has the strategy achieved its ambitions of reducing traffic and saving people fund? In London a monthly travel card for the whole city costs almost 200. InCopenhagen, a city a […]

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