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Credit: Paul Williams

6 cities designing transport for women

The combination of the October’s Transport Month and some very British headline news inspired Pamela Hellig to think about how much a city’s public transport system – and the invaluable mobility it provides – can contribute to or detract from the empowerment of women around the world.


Cycling Osaka: Exploring Japan’s Second City by Bike

Osaka in Japan is in many ways the perfect cycle destination: it’s flat, well-signposted and chock full of interesting destinations to whizz around at high-speed. It’s also relatively cycle-friendly, something that will doubtless come as a bit of a culture shock to British and American tourists used to navigating roads stuffed with particularly homicidal drivers. Here are a few cycle-tour suggestions for those of you who, like me, prefer two wheels to four.