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Tesla currently best-selling car in UK

The Tesla Model 3 became the best-selling car in the UK in June with almost 1,000 more of the popular EVs rolling off forecourts than its nearest rival, the VW Golf. Figures reveal that while sales of petrol and diesel cars are in sharp decline, one in ten cars registered in the UK currently is all-electric. The surge in sales…

Amsterdam wasn’t always Amsterdam

Whenever you hear “we’re not Amsterdam” when imagining a better city, don’t forget that half a century ago neither was Amsterdam. David Attenborough’s Blue Planet wasn’t the first time a piece of footage helped drive environmental change. Another poignant example of television that galvanised people power was broadcast in the Netherlands in the early 1970s. According to the website bicycledutch:…

Carry on camping…by bicycle

The preoccupation in Britain with cycling as a sport makes it easy to overlook other aspects of life on two wheels. For example, cycle touring is a pursuit as old as the bicycle itself. Now reinvented as ‘bikepacking’ the business of setting off to ride and camp, taking with you only as much as you can carry, is as pure…

ETA scores top marks in ethical company rating 2021

The ETA has once again scored top marks in the survey of ethical companies carried out each year by The Good Shopping Guide. Beating household-name insurance companies such as John Lewis and the Co-op, the ETA earned an ethical company index score of 100. For the last 20 years, the survey has revealed the good, the bad, and the ugly…

Double parking for cycles and e-scooters to boost micromobility

More cycles, cargo bikes and e-scooters on our streets are causing a shortage of parking spaces for these ‘micromoblities.’ Parking must double rapidly based on rising cycling levels, the roll-out of e-scooter hire trials and other factors, says new research from the London Cycling Campaign’s Policy Forum. “Decarbonising road transport by 2030 will require a massive expansion of secure, convenient…