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Zebra crossing pop-up protest

Our pop-up zebra crossing this week travelled to Winchester to help a community blighted by speeding traffic. Despite numerous meetings with their local council, a petition boasting 1,000 signatures and a campaign spanning five years, requests for a safe crossing continue to be turned down. Worthy Road is the only primary feeder road into Winchester City without a pedestrian crossing,…

Free urban public transport is spreading

The French channel port of Dunkirk has recently introduced free public transport for all, and in so doing joins an increasing number of cities seeking to reduce car dependency and tackle deadly air pollution. With its metropolitan population of 200,000, Dunkirk becomes the largest city in Europe to offer free public transport via its fleet of hop-on-hop-off buses. There is…

However you travel, this phone case has you covered

It doesn’t matter how you travel, your iPhone is at risk of suffering a cracked screen if dropped. It’s the reason British start-up Mous has devised a seemingly indestructible range of smartphone cases. Mous made a name for itself by dropping phones protected by its cases from 15m cranes and out of helicopters after deciding that slim phones case weren’t…

Review of British hate crime law considers misogyny and ageism, but not prejudice against cyclists

Prejudice against cyclists might not have an officially recognised name, but whether you call it autochauvinism, veloism or manslaughter apologism there’s little denying it exists. And while it may not manifest itself as discrimination against cyclists as a class in quite the same way as other prejudices, discrimination against cycling as an activity is undeniably murderous in its outcome. Social…

Retro cool for autumn rides

Wearing extra layers at this time of year need not be an excuse to compromise on style. This retro Molteni mid-weight jacket harks back to a time when pro riders were given sweaters/track suit tops to wear when off the bike. Back in the day there were no sublimation (printing on fabric) techniques and all the sponsor logos had to…