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Anyone Cycling in Megacity Would save $1,000 Per Year

I think it’s useful to start off any cycling-related post with a disclaimer: Your mileage is likely to vary. I live in London, a city with: very few hills, so short-ish bike rides are unlikely to be too taxing plentiful bike lanes, including marked paths rather bombastically called “cycle superhighways” other useful infrastructure like racks to park bikes a non-aggressive, pedestrian-friendly driving culture, where there’s no concept of jaywalking a generally cycling-friendly culture, with a public bike rental scheme, employer loans for buying bikes and accessories, cycle cafes, local council-funded cycle training, etc. London’s government authorities could be doing more to facilitate cycling, but it’s a credit to them that they’ve recognized that all of the public benefits of two-wheeled...

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The Benefits of Bike Riding

You don't have to log thousands of miles to gain rewards from riding your bike more and driving your car less. Regardless of whether you're on a fancy new two-wheeler or the battered old reliable you bought years ago, bike riding gives you a terrific workout with lots of interest and fun to keep you going. And with U.S. gasoline prices running higher than $3 per gallon, using a bicycle for shopping, commuting, visiting friends or just taking a joy ride may help your financial health at the same time it boosts your physical condition. Bike riding lets you add a fitness activity into your day even when you think you don't have time for a workout. "You get the...

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Massive Pile of Abandoned Dockless Bike-Share Bikes

These bikes are the runoff of China’s burgeoning dockless bike-shareindustry, which has spread rapidly in the last two years and caused major clutter issues in urban centers. Included in the pile are bikes from three of the country’s biggest private dockless operators: Mobike, Ofo, and Bluegogo, the last of which declared bankruptcy this month and entered into a strategic partnership with yet another firm, Biker.   RELATED: The Runaway Bike-Share Boom in China Is a Cautionary Tale Unlike traditional bike-share programs, the dockless model forgoes fixed stations in favor of bikes that users can pick up and drop off wherever they like. Riders use a smartphone app to find WiFi-enabled bikes nearby, then park them outside their final destination. The dockless bikes...

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Massive Pile of Abandoned Dockless Bike-Share Bikes

These bikes are the runoff of China’s burgeoning dockless bike-shareindustry, which has spread rapidly in the last two years and caused major clutter issues in urban centers. Included in the pile are bikes from three of the country’s biggest private dockless operators: Mobike, Ofo, and Bluegogo, the last of which declared bankruptcy this month and entered into a strategic partnership with yet another firm, Biker.    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/nov/25/chinas-bike-share-graveyard-a-monument-to-industrys-arrogance RELATED: The Runaway Bike-Share Boom in China Is a Cautionary Tale Unlike traditional bike-share programs, the dockless model forgoes fixed stations in favor of bikes that users can pick up and drop off wherever they like. Riders use a smartphone app to find WiFi-enabled bikes nearby, then park them outside their final destination. The dockless...

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