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TRACKING THE FUTURE OF CITIES

A billion dollars for a floating what?!

Half a billion pounds sterling (that’s almost $1 billion US) for a floating cycle path? It’s only on the drawing board, but that’s the projected cost of the eight-mile “Thames … Continue reading

October 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Commuting by public transport boosts happiness levels, reduces anxiety: The Times

By: Pierre Herman I’ve recently written about the connection between living in cities and our happiness. It’s an area I’m particularly interested in. If we take an earnest look at … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

20 Cities with Great Ideas (That Should be Copied Everywhere): Part 1

By: Pierre Herman 1. Muscat: Keeping it low rise Oman’s private-car dependent capital is no environmentalist’s dream, but what it does have that make it unique among oil-rich Gulf nations … Continue reading

July 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

Should urban bike-sharing systems be financially self-sustaining?

Paris’s partnership with media company JCDecaux has turned Vélib into one of the most profitable bike-share systems. Some say it’s the model to follow. By: Pierre Herman It’s perhaps not surprising … Continue reading

June 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

A radical solution to make urban cycling safer: Skycycle

Could this be the future of transport in London? It will be if Lord Foster has something to say about it. The image above has generated excitement among cyclists and … Continue reading

January 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

The man who lived on his bike

 

November 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bike-sharing boom invades Greek cities

With the blessings of mayors and the enthusiasm of cyclists, 2013 has seen urban bike-sharing flourish across Greece. “In most municipalities the acceptance was beyond our imagination.”

October 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

London to spend £1-billion in bid to become cycling paradise

Ambitious plans by the mayor who brought a city-wide network of bike-sharing stations to this traffic-chocked metropolis will see a continuous 15-mile, two-way cycling lane crossing the heart of London.

March 10, 2013 · 4 Comments

Sustainable urban bike-share holidays

Say goodbye to tired double-decker bus tours, taxis and subways. From Asia to Argentina, Montreal to Munich, more than 300 cities worldwide now operate bike-sharing systems, small and large. So instead … Continue reading

May 19, 2012 · 7 Comments

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