Fearless Girl? She looks like she’s auditioning for a Tv talent indicate | Emma Brockes

The new bronze statue facing down the Charging Bull on Wall Street is meant to be a symbol of defiant femininity. What a pity it builds no sense I had a meeting near Wall Street this week, half a block from the Charging Bull statue. I havent been down there for years; the last time […]

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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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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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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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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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