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Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, the walking and cycling in the UK’s capital have increased considerably, as the report shows. To make the most out of this trend, Transport for London (TfL) has committed to allocating additional funds to improve walking and cycling infrastructure. 🚶♂️
Bike-sharing systems are becoming the standard instrument on how to diversify the transport options and to promote healthy and green mode to travel. However, as the new literature review suggests, the trips via bike-sharing system mainly substitute other sustainable means of travel, like walking or public transport with a modest effect on car-use reduction.
Research & Policy
A new study of cycling injury risk 🚴♂️ in London examines the impacts of road characteristics and infrastructure. When compared to no infrastructure, it was found that protected cycle infrastructure reduced odds of injury by 40-65 % in the morning commute, whereas advisory lanes increased injury odds by 34 %.
Vehicle registrations per capita increase by 0.7 % on average when Uber or Lyft enter the city. This is especially the case of slow-growth cities or large car-dependent urban areas.
What is the relationship between hours spent on commute and wellbeing? Comparing data from 35 European countries recent study found a negative effect of weekly hours spent on commuting and wellbeing. However, the extent differs across the examined countries. For example, the strongest negative effects were found in Poland, Turkey, and Switzerland which contrasts with Germany, Romania or Hungary, where this effect was close to zero. For more, head to the article, it’s open access. 🚉
Norway became the first country in the world where the sale of electric cars made up 54,3 % of all new cars sold in the Nordic country in 2020. Also, Volkswagen surpasses Tesla…
The future is electric!
Daniel’s Pick ☕️
As Geneva International Motoshow was postponed last year, Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath and Koenigsegg CEO Christian von Koenigsegg have met to talk about their most recent cars: fully electric Polestar Precept and plug-in hybrid Gemera GT. Enjoy the video!
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