Something to read: Cyclists Spend 40% More In London’s Shops Than Motorists – via Forbes

Whilst not hugely surprising to us, we’ve been banging on about how we on bicycles do buy things for a little while, research from Transport for London now has the data to back this up. This also correlates with evidence from the USA, where bike lanes have boosted trade in New York, Long Beach and Memphis. New research from Transport for London (TfL) claims that … Continue reading Something to read: Cyclists Spend 40% More In London’s Shops Than Motorists – via Forbes

Tools for the job…

Bicycles are versatile machines, capable of being used for everything from shopping, to touring, to professional racing. However, whilst a bicycle may unite the different disciplines, the needs of riders are usually very, very different. The right tool… To the untrained eye a bicycle is just a bicycle, but look deeper and there may well be differences between bicycles built for different disciplines. However, there’s … Continue reading Tools for the job…

Something to read: The social ideology of the motorcar – Uneven Earth

The folks at Uneven Earth tracked down and re-published this essay from 1973 by André Gorz, a philosopher and journalist. It’s as relevant today as it was back then. People rushed to buy cars until, as the working class began to buy them as well, defrauded motorists realized they had been had. They had been promised a bourgeois privilege, they had gone into debt to … Continue reading Something to read: The social ideology of the motorcar – Uneven Earth