Cycling is one of the key solutions to unsnarling cities, says major new OECD report

According to a major new report from the OECD, walking and cycling will have to play a larger part in the megacities of the future, or those cities may cease to function. The Metropolitan Century, from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, is sub-titled “Understanding Urbanisation and its Consequences” and was published last week. The report starts: “Urbanisation is …

All Change to Bikes, 1975

Why hasn’t the UK got Dutch-style cycle networks in every town, city and village? Partly it’s down to culture: the Netherlands has had 100+ years of bicycle-based national identification. This is so strong that the Dutch bike – the omafiets, or granny bike, a Dutch national icon – is deemed to be peculiar to the Netherlands when, in fact, it’s …