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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | The future of cycling in cities: 8 highlights from the World Bike Forum

As cycling becomes more of a feature in our day-to-day lives, we take a look at ideas from the World Bike Forum that look set to shape the future of cycling.

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Top architects and planners back new London Cycle Superhighways

Some of London’s top architects and planners come out in support of new cycle superhighways for the capital.

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Two Wheels Good, Four Wheels Bad?

Riding a bike is a strange thing to do: it’s not just a mode of transport; it’s an economic class you’re entering. And it is an initiation into being treated like you’re invisible, and like your rights are optional – when you’re not being physically threatened

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Cycling in the City: Graham Wilson

Cycling in the City is a special Transport Month 2013 feature interviewing cyclists about their experiences as a cyclist in different communities and cities.

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The Future of Transport is about Sharing

Urban transport’s third revolution: sharing systems. More than gadgets for blasé urban dwellers, Justinien Tribillon analyses why and how these schemes constitute a growing trend in urban transportation infrastructures.

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Cycling in the City: Justinien Tribillon in London

Cycling in the City is a special Transport Month 2013 feature interviewing cyclists about their experiences as a cyclist in different communities and cities. This time we head to London, where Justinien Tribillon shares his experience in London and loved of shared spaces.

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WATCH: 589 reasons to bicycle to work

There are many reasons to commute to work by bicycle. One commuter, Tim Goldby, recently demonstrated a great reason: it is often faster to commute by bicycle than by car. You can watch as Goldby zooms by 589 cars on his way to work in Melbourne, Australia. He even subtracted the cars that passed him, showing just how superior a bicycle commute can be.

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WATCH: The Green Wave for Cyclists.

The Green Wave is coordinated traffic lights for cyclists. Ride 20 km/h and you won’t put a foot down on your journey into the city centre in the morning and home again in the afternoon. On Nørrebrogade, the first street to feature the Green Wave, the number of cyclists increased by 15%. Traffic flow in the intense morning bicycle rush hour was improved, providing Citizen Cyclists with a smoother, more efficient journey.

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The Big Picture: Top 10 Bicycle-Friendly Design Elements in Copenhagen

Copenhagenize Design Company explores the Top 10 Design Elements that make Copenhagen a bicycle-friendly city.
What does it take? What are the design ingredients that have been mixed together to create the bicycle-friendly Copenhagen outside our office windows?

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Citibikes are a pain in the ass

“New York City is the greatest place on earth — but living here is a huge pain in the ass,” says filmmaker Casey Neistat in his short documentary. And what makes it oh-so-painful? The simple task of getting from Point A to Point B.