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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How Facebook groups bring people closer together- neo-Nazis included

Mark Zuckerbergs new mission is to bring the world closer together. But Facebook groups can unite radicals as easily as they serve hobbyists Ricky Caya was looking for something. A 43 -year-old postal service worker and father of two in Quebec, he felt unsettled and unconnected. The great social movements of the 1960 s, the […]

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‘Bike theft is not inevitable’: Vancouver rolls out a cycle crime revolution

Bike theft is the scourge of cyclists around the world, with riders, manufacturers and the law struggling to coordinate a response. That was until city cop Rob Brunt and Xbox pioneer J Allard devised Project 529 The bicycle was nothing impressive- an ageing mountain bike worth only a couple of hundred dollars- but Vancouver police […]

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Man charged with murdering five cyclists after pickup made riding group

Vehicle had been the subject of erratic driving grievances before it ploughed into friends taking their weekly ride in Cooper Township, Michigan A man accused of running over and killing five cyclists with a pickup truck has been charged with murder. Four other riders were seriously injured when the group was struck from behind near […]

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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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