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Turn 10 million parking spaces into parks

Over 10 million car parking spaces across 94 of the world’s biggest cities should be given over to cycle lanes or trees to reduce air pollution and help tackle climate change. The advice is from the C40 Cities group – a body that advises the mayors of major cities and which is chaired by Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris.…

Noise cameras to join speed camera on British roads

Roadside microphones and cameras are to detect illegal, excessively noisy vehicles under plans announced this week by the Department for Transport. The noise cameras will work like speed cameras to target law-breaking drivers automatically. Trials are to take place at several locations over the coming months. Research commissioned by the Department for Transport, found that a noise camera system could…

Camelbak up for grabs

The heavens opened across the country this week, but however wet the weather gets, it pays to stay hydrated. Whether you’re running, cycling or out for a long walk, the Camelbak Hydrobak 1.5 Litre Hydration System features a narrow profile that shouldn’t restrict your range of movement. The Camelbak has some neat touches including a design that ensures it sits…

Rescue Box up for grabs

Now the weather is with us, don’t let a puncture ruin your ride.  The Topeak Resue Box is a professional glue-less patch kit enclosed in a stylish, water resistant aluminium case. Includes a clip-in compartment for removable chain link and pins and comes with six FlyPaper glue-less patches. We have five Rescue Boxes to give away. To enter the draw, simply…

Pedlet: A pedal-powered parklet

Parklets are popping up in cities around the country as community groups and local authorities encourage us all to question the car’s dominance of public space. 1970s San Francisco became the birthplace of the parklet – a way of reclaiming road space in favour of people. The first one-day parklet was created in 2005 when a group fed a parking meter with coins,…