- Kennedy announces Bike to School Day
Transport Minister Danny Kennedy welcomed a representative from the Cycling Embassy of Denmark to Northern Ireland today as he launched Bike to School Day in Belfast.
- Put onus on drivers, says cycling world champion Mark Cavendish | The Times
Mark Cavendish, the cycle road race world champion who is tipped to win Britain’s first gold medal at the London Olympics, today calls on ministers to consider European laws to protect cyclists.
The fastest man on two wheels says that if drivers knew that they would face harsh penalties if they knocked down a cyclist they would pay more attention and safety would improve.
- Red card for vehicles parked in cycle lanes | The Times
The Times revealed in April that drivers will face fines of up to £130 if closed-circuit television cameras record them parking in cycle lanes or blocking box junctions under government plans. Councils are pressing for powers to enable them to enforce penalties that at present can be imposed only by police. Parking in a cycle lane marked by a solid white line or blocking a junction marked by a yellow box is illegal, but cuts to police numbers and the low priority given to traffic enforcement mean that, in large parts of the country, few drivers are fined.
- Bicycles – how to articles from wikiHow
This is the category for Bicycles. This includes maintenance, care and repair, etc. of bicycles. Related articles on the sport of bicycling can be found in Bicycling.
- Radfahren in Paris: Leihrad-Service Vélib ist ein Erfolg – SPIEGEL ONLINE
Noch vor wenigen Jahren fuhren nur wenige Pariser Fahrrad – doch der Leihrad-Service “Vélib” hat die Fortbewegungskultur in der Hauptstadt verändert. Radeln ist jetzt cool, gleichzeitig ist der Autoverkehr in der Metropole deutlich zurückgegangen. Eine Erfolgsgeschichte.
- Magazine – Hell on Wheels – The Atlantic
Members of London’s cycling “community” despise one another, almost as much as they disdain visitors on Boris Bikes, whom they delight in leaving behind in a muddy splatter. They resent that civic energies were squandered on a fleet for tourists, while so many of the sporadic “bike lanes” along London’s narrow, parked-up roads stop cold mid-block. Whenever a resource is scarce—in this case, space—Darwinism prevails, and only the fittest survive.
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