British author Robert Penn has ridden a bicycle almost every day for the past 36 years. He owns six bikes — for summer riding, winter riding, everyday commuting and everything in between. But not one was exactly right. Penn needed the perfect bike.
As gas prices surge beyond $4 a gallon, more Americans are cycling as a way to stay fit, save money, or both.
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When he announced that he’d be giving 13 Outer London boroughs a share of £4m to help his “cycle revolution” I reacted with a small but quite unlovely sneer. There’s Boris sweetening up his core vote, I thought. But reading through a Transport for London report called Analysis of Cycling Potential, I can see that he has a defence.
The ‘Kreisverwaltungsreferat’ (citizen registration department) suggests that the speed limit in the old city center of Munich should be set to 30km/h in the coming years. Besides the fact that this will make the area safer for cyclists as well as pedestrians, they also say that it is then possible to allow cycling in opposite direction in one way streets. They hope that this will relieve the crowded main cycle route Marienplatz-Dienerstrasse-Residenzstrasse.
Im neuen Stadtentwicklungsplan Verkehr (2011) sind weitere Maßnahmen zur Verbesserung des Radverkehrs festgeschrieben, so die Fortschreibung der Radverkehrsstrategie bis 2016.
Outdated one-way systems designed for a car-dominated world mean even the most law-abiding among us risk a £30 fine
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