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The World’s Most High-Tech Cycle Parks

Safe and secure methods to store your valuable machine Cycling is becoming more popular globally. This puts pressure on transport networks, especially in cities like London, which is trying to improve its provision of cycle lanes, but this has consequences for other modes of transport. However, one issue which has not been tackled innovatively is […]

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Solar Roadways Develops Prototype

Ingenious Project to Create Power from Roads Moves Forward Scott and Julie Brusaw are a husband and wife team who have a vision to create self-powering roadways, which generate electricity through solar panels built into them, and then use this to run information displays, or heat the roadway to melt snow, for example. The modules […]

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London to Test Electric Cabs

Clean emissions vehicle to be tried out this year A new vehicle is to be trialled on London’s polluted and noisy roads: an electric black cab, which will be silent and reduce CO2 and other hydrocarbons like those emitted by conventional taxis. The cab, called the Range Extended Electric Metrocab, is designed and built in […]

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Bamboo Bikes – Riding with Renewables

Bamboo is stronger and more resilient than steel Some ingenious people have started creating bicycles with frames made out of bamboo, rather than steel, aluminium or carbon fibre. Bamboo is very strong, resilient, and available all over the world, which makes it ideal for making bike frames in a sustainable way, instead of using advanced […]

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Road Trial of Electric Cars Shows 91% would Recommend Them

View that they are only for “greenies” outdated by new research A government report has just been released on the UK’s largest 1.5 million mile trial of electric vehicles (EVs), which has some very gratifying conclusions. Over 350 drivers put a variety of different EVs through their paces in all sorts of driving conditions. The […]

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£94 Million for Cycling Promised by Government

Prime Minister David Cameron says he wants to start “a cycling revolution” The UK government is hoping to encourage more people to get on their bikes by investing £94 million in creating and improving England’s cycle network. Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Newcastle, Bristol, Cambridge, Oxford and Norwich will share £77 million, with four national parks getting […]

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Sail Transport – the Return of Sailing Ships?

Rolls Royce invests in advanced hybrid sail and engine powered vessel Many people look back to the great age of sail, when vessels made of renewable wood and powered by the clean wind moved people and cargo across the world’s oceans. But those days were closed down by the increasing use of coal- and later […]