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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Netherlands considers banning employ of telephones on bikes

Dutch government said in 2014 that smartphones played a role in one in five motorcycle accidents involving young cyclists Do not text and ride. Thats the message from the Dutch government, which is considering banning the countrys millions of cyclists from use their mobile phones while on two wheels. Young people cycling while employing their […]

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Rosa Barba examines the everyday chaos of Sao Paulo’s ‘giant earthworm’ freeway

Shes explored cities around the world, and now the Italian artist has cast her eye on the Minhoco, a controversial badge of a splendidly untidy megalopolis In the center of the largest city in Latin America, amid a woodland of closely packed towers, snakes an elevated road of more than three kilometers, slicing from east […]

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

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

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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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New Zealand company offers employees $10 a day to cycle to run

Christchurch advertising firm tells employees could feel energised by the workout and the money A Christchurch company is offering hard cash to employees who bike to run everyday in a bid to energise staff and move the city away from a reliance on cars. Employees who cycle to and from run will receive$ 5 a […]

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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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