Project BooST will be presented at the XVI Iberian Congress on the “Bicycle and the City” in Cascais, which will debate the role of cycling for “Better Communities, Better Accessibilities, Better Environment and Health; Better Economy and Tourism”.
According to the report “Transforming Cities: The potential of everyday cycling”, published today by SUSTRANS, an estimated 34,000 incidences of eight life-threatening conditions (including Type 2 diabetes, stroke, breast cancer and depression) would be prevented between 2017 and 2040, if cycling in major cities increased at rates like those seen in London. Furthermore, it would generate £21 billion of savings to the economy, including 319 million of savings to the National Health Service.
The 2nd World Cycling Forum will take place in Rotterdam on the 4th and 5th June 2019. Following the successful first World Cycling Forum held in Porto in 2017, the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) in cooperation with Bike Europe will organize the second edition of this International Conference that focuses on the top of the industry. The main theme of the 2019 World Cycling Forum is ‘Putting the Bicycle Industry at the Core of Sustainable Development’. The Forum will focus on the consequences of climate change and the role that the bicycle industry can play in combating those changes.
Em 2016, era líder do ranking europeu de exportação de bicicletas; em 2017, caiu para o segundo lugar: ainda assim, Portugal tem a maior fábrica de montagem da Europa. Mas “o mercado [nacional] é pequeno e pedala pouco”. O que falta?
In Ghana, a new means of transportation is popping-up: bamboo bikes. Crafting bamboo into bike frames, Boomers has made thousands of sustainable bikes. Besides using a raw material that is less polluting than steel, aluminum or titanium , the bikes
New research from Transport for London (TfL) claims that people walking, cycling and using public transport spend more than motorists in local shops, confirming the added economic and social value of cycling.
Smartphone data from riders and drivers schlepping meals for restaurant-to-home courier service Deliveroo shows that bicycles are faster than cars. In towns and cities, bicyclists are also often faster than motorized two-wheelers. Deliveroo works with 30,000 riders and drivers in 13 countries.