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New law is just the start for improved cycling prospects

A late amendment to the much-debated Infrastructure Act means that there should be a greater emphasis than ever on cycling and walking across the UK - but for campaigners, the battle is far from over. While the new emphasis on the most low-carbon of all transport options is undoubtedly a victory,...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 13/03/2015 - 09:00



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Steps to a pedal-powered tomorrow

A campaign to make cycle training compulsory for all children has been launched, a move which could significantly alter the face of transport in the UK. British Cycling has partnered with sustainable transport body Modeshift to give cycling higher prominence in young lives, which also targets...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 28/11/2014 - 08:45



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The human side of green cities

Scandinavia is often the place to look for examples of sustainable infrastructure and making green living work on an individual level. Denmark is dubbing itself the ‘ State of Green’ , and as far as city-wide sustainability efforts go, there are few better examples than Copenhagen, which aims to be...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 31/10/2014 - 08:45



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Greener transport for London moves closer

Two wheels is always better than four when you’re talking about sustainable transport, but there are still barriers to be overcome for cycling to become the rule rather than the exception – not least in congested cities like London. The dangers posed to cyclists by high volumes of vehicles on roads...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 03/02/2014 - 08:45



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Pedalling past the last carbon cycling conundrum

Cycling: sustainable, right? Certainly as a medium of transportation this rings true. But for any machine, the sustainability of the construction of component parts must be borne in mind when taking an overall view of ‘green-ness’. The website Bikeradar has in the past raised the issue of just how...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 08/11/2013 - 08:45