So, BMW Wants to Build Networks of Elevated Cycling Paths

December 7, 2017

In its first century as a company, BMW has made industrial engines, motorcycles, Steve Urkel’s Isetta, and a whole lot of cars. Now, it wants to build something altogether new: an elevated bike path. This week, the automaker’s somewhat redundantly named Research, New Technologies, Innovations division, based in Mountain View, Tokyo, and Seoul, revealed its idea of building a network of bike lanes above street level. It’s called the E3…


Hilly Lisbon launches electric bike share system in bid to solve congestion

August 4, 2017

Madrid has its scheme, while Muswell Hills never happened. Hilly cities from Rome to Rio will be watching as Lisbon starts e-bike hire Wander around Lisbons city centre with its vertiginous cobbled streets, treacherous enough on foot in the rain, its hard to imagine cycling ever taking off. Some streets are so steep there are funiculars to help you scale them, and Lisboetas on bikes are a rare sight outside…


‘This is definitely a moment’: Olympics crown LA’s remarkable renaissance

August 3, 2017

Securing the 2028 Olympics is just the latest success for Los Angeles, a city thats witnessing a turnaround. But can it keep up the momentum? Outsiders have long enjoyed mocking theclinched the right to host the 2028 Olympic Games. And why mayor Eric Garcetti is exuberant. This shows that LA is still a can-do city. We didnt make a bid that said, if the Olympics comes well do all these…