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Magic Magnic Microlights

Bicycles don’t need indicators or brake lights (although on London’s super-busy cycle superhighways, the latter might be useful for cyclists to signal between themselves) but neither of these features are the best thing about the Magnic Microlight. They claim to be the world’s first contactless rim dynamos that work (non-magnetic) aluminium wheels and deliver bright light without any batteries, wheel-contact, cables…

What value a car parking space?

As a driver, it’s easy to feel a sense of entitlement over the road space outside one’s home, but what value should be placed upon it? The pressure on parking space is most acute in large cities, despite these areas housing the highest proportion of people without access to a car. In common with other boroughs in London, Islington is blighted…

Tesco, your pavement parking delivery drivers are endangering lives

The explosive rise in online shopping has flooded our streets with delivery vans. Nothing wrong with that you might think. After all, home deliveries are convenient for many and replace a large number of car shopping trips with a smaller number undertaken by professional drivers. Except that they aren’t entirely professional. In fact, in many cases they are downright dangerous. According…

It’s a thingumy – a universal mount for bicycle lights

Do you seem to collect bike lights, but lose the brackets? No problem – thingumy is a clever strap made from upcycled inner tubes that allows you to strap front lights of any size to the back of your hand and rear lights to your ankle. thingumy is adjustable so you can strap pretty much any bike light or small torch to the back of…

Driving in France: Licence suspension for those caught using mobile phone

The French government looks likely to strip motorists of their driving licences when they are caught using their mobile phones at the wheel. The plan forms part of a range of new measures aimed at reducing road danger including a cut in speed limit on country roads to 80km/h. Driver’s caught using a mobile look likely to face a three-month suspension of their…