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Future of mobility 22-06-2020

Bikes and trains, the tandem to tackle the climate crisis

Bicycles and trains have become the mobility keystone of the ‘new normal’ with great potential for the green European recovery. The EU must ensure they go hand-in-hand, according to the European Cyclists Federation.
Future of mobility 18-01-2019

Electric bikes still face uphill ride in EU as China tariffs take effect

EU rules are doing a lot to promote the use of electric vehicles but tax reform proposals and motor insurance requirements risk undercutting a growing market for electric bicycles.
Health 21-04-2017

Study: Biking to work lowers risks of cancer and heart disease

Riding a bicycle to work reduces the risk of heart disease and cancer, according to a new UK study carried out by Glasgow researchers.
Health 20-09-2013

Cities eye closer link between transport and health policies

City planners across Europe are increasingly looking at ways to promote cycling and walking as a way to reduce mortality rates resulting from sedentary lifestyles.
Health 04-04-2013

‘Bicycle highways’ help save healthcare costs in Northern Europe

Bicycle highways, a new transport experiment, are spreading fast across the European Union, notably in Denmark, Germany, Sweden and the UK.
Transport 21-11-2012

When does an e-bike become a motorcycle?

The European Parliament has voted to separate regulation on motorised and non-motorised bicycles, a move two-wheeler associations say will safeguard investment in cycling.
Competition 27-09-2012

EU investigates whether Chinese bicycles evade import duties

The European Commission is investigating whether Chinese bicycle makers are dodging European anti-dumping duties by routing shipments through third countries, the EU executive body said on Wednesday (26 September).
Transport 18-07-2012

European bicycle lobby set to deliver

More than 30 companies from across Europe have launched a European Cycle Logistics Federation (ECLF), aimed at improving urban bike deliveries and lobbying for cycle-based delivery policies.
Transport 03-04-2012

The lessons of London’s bicycle network

Lack of central coordination and inconsistency between mayoral terms have undermined London's bicycle network, says Shin-pei Tsay of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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