Finally. Now I get a chance to ride a bike again 🙂 One of the my biggest pleasures in my life are cheese, beaches and riding my bicycle. So it’s a mystery to my that I ended up in Kathmandu in the Himalayas for 7 years where you don’t get cheese and beaches and where riding a bicycle not only is impossible due to the road condition but also dangerous because of the traffic.
Like many hilly cities around the world, Lisbon has a serious congestion problem, and its urban planners know that if more people were persuaded to cycle they could reap huge benefits in air quality, health and livability. Enter the electric bike. In June Lisbon unleashed 100 public hire bikes – two thirds of them electric – on the streets of the leafy Parque das Nações neighbourhood. They are available to beta testers across 10 docking stations, via an app. The wider scheme will eventually comprise 1,410 bikes: 940 electric to cope with the city’s hills, the rest conventional bikes. They will be linked by a 100-mile network of cycle routes. Read the whole story in The Guardian here[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiglIfBquzk?rel=0&controls=0&showinfo=0?ecver=1&w=1280&h=720] ]]>
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