SET-UP TEMPORARY CYCLE LANES IN 10 DAYS USING MOBYCON GUIDE

SET-UP TEMPORARY CYCLE LANES IN 10 DAYS USING MOBYCON GUIDE

In a twitter chat I asked Carlton Reid, a veteran in the field of Transport Journalism from UK – Are temporary bike lanes durable? to which he responded “Tactical Urbanism is all about speed with a stated or unstated desire for permanency i.e., as happened at Times Square in New York City. Temporary quickly becomes … we should keep this”. Continue reading “SET-UP TEMPORARY CYCLE LANES IN 10 DAYS USING MOBYCON GUIDE”

COVID-19: HERO CYCLES EARMARKS 100 CRORE CONTINGENCY FUND

COVID-19: HERO CYCLES EARMARKS 100 CRORE CONTINGENCY FUND

With the Covid 19 outbreak expected to unleash long-term economic consequences, Hero Cycles in a press release yesterday announced that it is setting aside Rs 100 crore as contingency fund to address and mitigate its impact on partners and the community at large. Continue reading “COVID-19: HERO CYCLES EARMARKS 100 CRORE CONTINGENCY FUND”

THE COLLISION

THE COLLISION

The Copenhagenize Index latest edition places Mumbai at 5th rank in the overall ranking of ‘Best Bicycle Friendly Cities’ on this planet. Mumbai, overtook Strasbourg, which has long been recognized as a premier destination for cycling in France. Copenhagen retained 1st place, followed by Amsterdam at 2nd position, Utrecht 3rd and Antwerp at 4th rank. Continue reading “THE COLLISION”

IN CONVERSATION WITH LIZ CANNING

IN CONVERSATION WITH LIZ CANNING

Filmmaker Liz Canning cycled everywhere until she had twins in 2008. Hauling babies via car was not only unsustainable but took the freedom and adventure out of life, and Liz felt trapped. She Googled “family bike” and uncovered a global movement of people replacing cars with cargo bikes. Liz set out to learn more and MOTHERLOAD was born. Continue reading “IN CONVERSATION WITH LIZ CANNING”

IS TWITTER A GOOD PLATFORM FOR CYCLISTS?

IS TWITTER A GOOD PLATFORM FOR CYCLISTS?

Some say Twitter is a waste of time. However, it is the world’s largest platform to strike conversations globally and is a very effective way for cyclists to network, campaign and communicate.

I have been very keen to embrace Twitter. Like many cyclists I am IT savvy. It has been useful to network with cycling organisations, cycling media; print, internet and television. Twitter was especially a great tool to use to let my friends and followers know where I was as I cycled across USA in 2013 from Los Angeles to Boston covering 3415 miles with my daughter Catherine. Continue reading “IS TWITTER A GOOD PLATFORM FOR CYCLISTS?”

CYCLE RIDE WITH SIX VISIONARY CYCLISTS

CYCLE RIDE WITH SIX VISIONARY CYCLISTS

Do you remember the poem ‘The Blind Men And The Elephant’ by John Godfrey Saxe, where six blind men were partially exposed to an elephant and had their own interpretations on what an elephant would be like. In the story, each blind man created his own version of reality and were correct in their narrations based on the limited exposure to the object. The moral of the story tells us that each individual truth maybe partially true but it is not the ultimate truth. Continue reading “CYCLE RIDE WITH SIX VISIONARY CYCLISTS”

CYCLE MAFIA

CYCLE MAFIA

They are a fugitive couple and partners in crime. They were last seen in Vancouver in Canada sometime in January 2019. But they are never stationary and capable to operate from any location around the world. Current location of suspects is somewhere in Delft city of Netherlands. Both are dangerously armed with sophisticated skills to brainwash others. These repeat offenders target innocent communities and do it deliberately. Their secret intent is to destroy the way humans have been moving traditionally with motorized assistance. They basically want to change the transportation systems. To achieve this they have even created a blue print.

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BICYCLE WORLD

BICYCLE WORLD

Auke sitting at the river Maas with the Erasmusbrug.

Auke van Andel is the founder of Bicycle world – a Facebook group about cycling and all kind of cycles, from city bikes to handcycles and from penny farthings (high bikes) to recumbents. Auke lived in the Netherlands his whole life and has never owned a car. Walking, cycling and using public transportation is what he does to get around and he rather takes a train for a holiday than an aircraft.

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