Recycling the abandoned dockless bikes in China is harder than you think

You’ve probably seen the pictures from China of huge lots filled with massive piles of abandoned dockless bikes. (If not, check this out.) There are just So. Many. Bikes. It killed me watching all those perfectly good bikes slowly melt into the Earth. There has to be a way to...Learn More

How will covid-19 effect mobility?

Covid-19 is pressuring cities to find alternatives to physical spacing requirements for public transport that allow safe use of buses, metros and trains. Travelling by car limits contagion risks and the steep drop in road traffic during lockdown has made driving a compelling...Learn More

How sustainable are electric bikes?

Sustainability is a huge topic at the moment and people are becoming more and more conscious of the decisions they are making in their day-to-day lives, as well as how they affect the planet. These changing behaviours have also spread as far as the commute, and we are...Learn More

How does a city get to be ‘smart’? This is how Tel Aviv did it

Smart cities, digital cities, virtual cities, connected cities. Are these just trendy buzzwords? Perhaps. But these types of cities are supported by infrastructure that is more than bricks and mortar. These cities are smart (thoughtful, people-centric), digital (driven by data...Learn More

What type of cycling city do I want my city to be?

City Visions An important element of cycling strategy development is defining a vision for a city that includes clear objectives and targets and supports the identification of cycling measures. Vision – What should life be like in my city? Objectives – What needs to be achieved to...Learn More

Italians who buy a new bicycle will get up to 500 euros from the government

The Italian government will offer a 70% subsidy, capped at 500 euros, for people who buy a new bicycle or electric scooter or sign up to bike and scooter sharing services.   Source: dpa, Berlin (TNS) The Italian government will offer a 70% subsidy, capped at 500 euros,...Learn More

The Sustainable Mobility Award Winners Have Been Announced

3 100 cities and towns participated in the EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK 2019, the European Commission has now announced the winner of four sustainable mobility awards.       Back in February 2020 the European Commission announced the city/town nominees for the...Learn More