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Your phone can help you reverse

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Does red light jumping save cyclist lives?

To ruin spice up a dull dinner party, bring up the subject of red light jumping by cyclists. Motorists generally argue that the rules of the road should apply to everyone, while cyclists argue that if it wasn’t for cars we wouldn’t need traffic lights. But now there is a school of thought that suggests that jumping red lights might actually…

Ministry of silly walks takes to the bicycle

The Lopifit is a bicycle worthy of Monty Python – an adult-sized electric-powered scooter operated by a built-in treadmill. Walking on the treadmill operates the electric motor – the faster you walk, the faster the Lopifit travels. Using the brake shuts off the motor and a freewheel function comes into effect when travelling down hill. It’s not immediately clear what advantage…

Straddle Bus to free up cycle lanes

The straddle bus is a radical vehicle that can pass over traffic jams and frees up road space for cyclists. Bus lanes provide a valuable refuge for cyclists on urban streets, but in London they have become so clogged with motorised vehicles that bicycles can find themselves in a near-constant state of overtaking, or being overtaken. The answer could lie with a radical new vehicle…

A new city car for less than £2,000

If you think every new city car looks and costs pretty much the same, take a peek at the Mirrow Provocator; a four-seater that the same length as a Smart car, but stretched to be as tall and wide as a large SUV. The car’s unusual features don’t stop there. To get in or out, you use a door at the back…