Today’s Solutions: June 13, 2024

Paris is turning its motorist-

Paris is turning its motorist-friendly streets into post-lockdown cycleways

To minimize social contact and maximize daily physical activity, many cities around the world have been giving over road space to cyclists and pedestrians during the pandemic. While the idea is to give people the sort of generous space generally allotted to motorists, it’s also giving cities a Read More...

New York City to get 250 miles

New York City to get 250 miles of protected bike lanes in move to improve safety

There are nearly 800,000 people who cycle the streets of New York regularly. But due to the city’s lack of adequate road infrastructure for bicycles, safety remains a serious issue for many riders and potential cyclists. Now that’s set to change as the city council gets prepared to build Read More...

This bike path allows its cycl

This bike path allows its cyclists to become one with nature

How do you get people to cycle more? Well, you could offer them the opportunity to do it in harmony with the natural environment. At least, that’s what the Belgian government had in mind when building a bike path through the trees of one of the country’s rural woods. The path, which has been Read More...

The Dutch build world’s larg

The Dutch build world’s largest bicycle parking in the city of Utrecht

In a nation with more bikes than people, finding a space to park can be a problem. This prompted the Dutch city of Utrecht to search for a solution which is revealed at its central railway station Monday morning. The solution is the world’s largest multistory parking area for bicycles. Located Read More...

What the city of Utrecht did t

What the city of Utrecht did to become a paradise for cyclists

When you think of the world’s most bike-friendly cities, Amsterdam and Copenhagen probably come to mind first. But another contender has edged into the top tier: Utrecht, the fourth-largest and fastest-growing city in the Netherlands, where average daily bike trips number 125,000. A new short Read More...

Eco-friendly bike tires made f

Eco-friendly bike tires made from dandelion rubber to feature at Tour de France

The Tour de France may be a much more sustainable racing competition than NASCAR, but it still generates a whole lot of waste in the form of used bike tires. In an effort to clean up cycling’s biggest event, Continental has developed new road bike tires made using rubber derived from dandelion Read More...

A mega bike trail is in the wo

A mega bike trail is in the works that lets cyclists ride across America

Cyclists with ambitious goals will be stoked to hear about the creation of a mega bike trail that lets you ride across the United States. The trail will be known as the Great American Rail-Trail, and it will connect nearly 3,700 miles of rail-trail and other multi-use trails to form a path across Read More...

Give your bike some extra spee

Give your bike some extra speed with this retractable sail

There’s nothing like catching a good tailwind when you’re riding your bike. That’s why an engineer has developed a retractable sail you can mount on your bike to maximize the speed you gain from tailwinds. Of course, the sail isn’t intended for use on crowded city streets. That would just Read More...

Copenhagen is winning the race

Copenhagen is winning the race to carbon neutral… on bikes

More than 70 major cities around the world have pledged to end their reliance on fossil fuels and become carbon neutral by 2050. However, Copenhagen aims to accomplish this goal in the next seven years. Bikes play a central role in the strategy of the Danish capital. While other cities have parking Read More...

The City of Lights intends to

The City of Lights intends to become the 'World Capital of Cycling'

In the days following the second particle-pollution alert for the second consecutive year, Paris announced its Plan Vélo 2015-2020. The city is to invest 150 million euros to double bike lanes from 700 to 1,400 km, providing parking spaces for an extra 10,000 bikes, and even subsidizing the Read More...