Milan has announced one of Europe’s most ambitious mobility schemes, known as Strade Aperte (open roads). Its goal is to reduce cars in phase 2 of the lockdown by increasing bike lanes and pedestrian areas.
Cycling to work is fun, even during winter
Held in February worldwide, Winter Bike to Work was created to demonstrate that cycling can be easy and fun, even when the cold bites.
Bike to work is an expression we got used to thanks to the increasing number of people using bikes to get to work, especially during spring and summer, while in winter they are a bit lazier. Winter Bike to work was created with the aim of proving that biking in winter, even when it is snowing, is not a problem at all.
The website features a map of people, all over the world, who went to work by bike on 13 February 2015. In 2016 there will also be an edition for children and teenagers: the Winter Bike to school day.
Bike to work organisers suggested cyclists to record different kind of videos: videos in first person (like a selfie) to show them during the ride, panoramic videos filming the whole group while cycling and aerial videos (shot by drones).
Videos in first person and aerial videos were used and broadcasted during 2015 Winter Cycling Congress, while some panoramic videos will be used as fixed background for the website of the next Winter Bike to work day.
The app for smartphones allowing you to assess the traffic is another initiative relative to the Winter Bike to work day. By selecting a road on your mobile phone you will find out how many people are riding a bike on that moment. It is a useful tool to collect data, as well as to record a bike flow which is enough to ask for a dedicated cycle route.
Formula 1, the world’s most important auto racing championship, has decided to turn the page and aim for carbon neutrality with the support of its teams, drivers and the whole racing circus.
From “hybrid” culture to the Olympics. Toyota and LifeGate, a decade together for sustainable mobility
Toyota and LifeGate began telling the story of hybrid mobility back in 2006, now, on the road to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, they’re still treading the path of sustainable mobility. Here are the main steps of the journey.
Germany’s first solar bicycle lane could be the prototype for the roads of the future. The photovoltaic tiles melt snow and ice, and are capable of absorbing noise.
The Vespa is back in an electric version. Production has just started and the first models can be reserved online starting from October.
The city of Utrecht, in the Netherlands, has inaugurated a bicycle path that brings together a bridge, the rooftop of a school and a garden.
The Lego hair bike helmet is the latest Internet craze. For now it’s just a prototype but production on a large scale will probably start soon.
Heir to the legendary Bulli van of the ‘60s, the official vehicle of the hippie movement, the new Volkswagen van is electric and self-driving. It has eight seats and can be turned into a living room. It will be produced starting from 2021.
Copenhagen has achieved an unprecedented result by investing in two-wheel mobility. Bikes now outnumber cars in Denmark’s capital.