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Most people reading this article would agree that bicycles are a great solution to many of the world’s environmental challenges. But how environmentally friendly is the process of manufacturing, distributing and selling bicycles?
California may be the mecca of urban motorways and car culture, but their state government is achieving something that no Australian state has yet managed.
California’s latest state budget has allocated US$10 million (A$13.3 million) to help its citizens buy e-bikes.
Paris will soon become even more welcoming to bikes as the city authorities extend the 30km/h speed limit to the whole city. About two-thirds of the city’s streets were already 30kmh limited, but by the end of August 2021 it will apply to all streets except the ring road surrounding Paris and major boulevards and arterials.
Retail traders often fear that reducing the amount of urban space made available for parking private vehicles would have a negative effect on their businesses. There have been multiple studies over the years proving that this is not the case. The latest one was just released on 20th July 2021.
Amongst their many positive benefits, bicycles are renowned for their environmental friendliness. So it’s ironic that when you unpack and assemble a new bike, you end up with a huge pile of rubbish, much of it single-use plastic.
One year ago, as we reported here, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced £2 billion (A$3.64 billion) in new funding over the next five years to accelerate the growth of cycling and walking in the UK.
Scooter share companies are in competition for rights to operate in various cities around the world. But no licences are more coveted and more potentially lucrative than those of major cities that combine population density, scale, wealth and tourism, such as London, Paris and New York.