Today’s Solutions: June 13, 2024

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Retired mathematician repairs over 650 bikes in his town for free

Back in September, we wrote a story detailing how the pandemic led to a bike boom in cities all across America as people looked for safer ways to get around. Such was the case in Potomac, Maryland, home to avid cyclist and retired mathematician Ric Jackson. When Jackson’s neighbor was looking Read More...

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Huge US rail trail project will allow cyclists to bike coast to coast

Bike trails have proved invaluable for recreation and transport during the lockdown, displaying how important it is for cities to integrate safe cycling and walking routes within their post-pandemic recovery. However, it's not just cities that are making an effort to create more bike lanes. Dubbed Read More...

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This bike wheel filters and purifies outdoor air while you cycle

Wouldn’t it be great if you could help improve the air quality in your city just by cycling on its streets? Soon you might actually be able to do that thanks to a brilliant invention called Rolloe. Created by Design Innovation in Plastics (DIP) 2020 award winner Kristen Tapping, Rolloe is an Read More...

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Silver linings: The pandemic has led to a bike boom in American cities

Part of being an Optimist is finding the silver lining in any situation, no matter how dire it may be. In the case of Covid-19, one of the positive trends to emerge from the pandemic is a surge of cycling within American cities. According to new data from Strava, the fitness tracking app used by Read More...

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Green recovery: Italy offers $600 subsidy to those wanting to buy a bike

Italy may soon see fewer cars and more bicycles on its roads thanks to a new initiative that will offer a hefty subsidy to anyone wanting to buy a bike. The move is part of the country’s €55bn post-pandemic recovery plan designed to boost Italy’s economy and entails offering €500 ($600) to Read More...

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Bicycle garage in the Hague offers cyclists a museum-like experience

Alongside its renowned cycling culture, another thing that makes the Netherlands stand out in the international arena is its groundbreaking approach to architectural design. A recently completed development project in the Hague has brilliantly combined the two Dutch attributes in the form of a Read More...

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The surprising reasons a bike boom is great for American cities

COVID-19 has drastically changed not only how much we travel but how we get around. With people looking to get out of the house while avoiding public transit, bicycles are suddenly an enticing choice. They promise speed, freedom, and fresh air on newly quiet streets. Sales of bikes in the US in Read More...

Increased bike sales in the UK

Increased bike sales in the UK show cycling is here to stay

More and more people are taking advantage of walking and biking to get out of the house and safely enjoy some fresh air and for many people, biking is here to stay. Bike shops across the UK can’t stock up as fast as they’re selling out and demand for repairs has skyrocketed.  Bike shops Read More...

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London is going all-in on car-free zones

Following in the footsteps of leaders in Milan and New York City who are heeding global calls to #BuildBackBetter from the coronavirus pandemic, London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Friday unveiled plans to create "one of the largest car-free zones in any capital city in the world" to improve local Read More...

Britain to invest $2.5 billion

Britain to invest $2.5 billion into cycling and walking after pandemic

The UK is viewing the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to reduce crowding on public transport and gridlock on roads. To do this, the UK has announced a £2 billion ($2.5 billion) package to put cycling and walking “at the heart of” Britain’s post-coronavirus transportation Read More...