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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Amsterdam’s solution to the obesity crisis: no fruit juice and enough sleep

The city is successfully fighting fat by promoting tap water in its schools, along with healthy cooking classes and a ban on fast food sponsorship The city of Amsterdam is resulting the world in ending the obesity epidemic, thanks to a radical and wide-reaching programme which is getting outcomes even among the poorest communities that […]

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How my family’s history in London hid a revolutionary Russian secret

When Mark Mazower researched his unassuming London roots, he discovered his grandpa had kept secret his intimate ties to revolutionary Russia to protect his son When the acclaimed historian Mark Mazower decided to write a book about his family history, he had no idea about the secrets he would uncover.” I only had this question: […]

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Burned, frozen, winched, dangled and hit by a automobile: the shocking extreme art of Guido van der Werve

From traversing the Baltic on ocean ice to setting his own body ablaze, the Dutchman goes to amazing lengths to create mind-boggling artworks. And now hes heading for Britain When I called the artist Guido van der Werve last year to arrange a meeting, Pauline Portrait, his studio director, told me he was retrieving from […]

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Tour de Farce: cycling from La Manche to Le Med | Martin Love

Riding the length of France devotes Martin Love and three friends the chance to savor endless rainfall, empty roads and performance-enhancing croissants Its a misty morning in March. Ive got a stinking hangover and am being dragged round the block by the dog. Abruptly my friend Frank bouncings out of the murk, portion man, proportion […]

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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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Kate Moss is the naughty fairy at the top of our Christmas tree

The fag-smoking, sequin-wearing supermodel is depicting no signs of growing up thank God. As the on-set shots from Ab Fab: The Movie prove, shes pure panto All children, except one, grow up, JM Barrie wrote in the first line of Peter Pan in 1904; a century afterwards, Kate Moss came along and proved him incorrect. […]

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20 of Europe’s best new hotels and hostels for 2018

Fancy staying in a converted convent or an old post office thats been given a new stamp of style? We pick new places across Europe, from affordable dormitories to sea position suites 20 of Europe’s best new hotels and hostels for 2018 Hotels 20 of Europe’s best new hotels and hostels for 2018 Fancy staying […]

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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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