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Transit Alliances now available in Spanish!

Transit Alliances now available in Spanish!

Transit alliances are a solution to make public mobility attractive for all - by incorporating multiple operators into one system! In many cities, both quantity and quality...
The importance of Mobility Management for ports, islands and tourist destinations

The importance of Mobility Management for ports, islands and tourist destinations

This article was originally published on: EPOMM Dear reader, whereas traffic to resort areas often peaks at particular seasons and times of the week, traffic at ports do have...
Climate Resilient Urban Transport

IsDB-GIZ training in Jakarta (7th - 9th November 2018)

The IsDB and the GIZ organize a training with a focus on Climate Resilient Urban Transport Why focus on Climate Resilient Urban Transport? Climate resilience in the transport...

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The Changing Face of Cycling in Germany: From Tradition to Shared Economy

200 years ago, German inventor Philipp Moritz Fischer built the world’s first bicycle. Today, Germans own almost 74 million bikes and cover a distance of altogether nearly 25 billion kilometers or 300 kilometers per inhabitant and per year. It is particularly the improved image of cycling that has driven more and more people to use their bicycle. With a broader variety of models and the introduction of innovative materials and technologies, bicycles have been converted into lifestyle products.

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The Evolution of Free-Floating Bike-Sharing in China

Since the explosive growth of free-floating bike-sharing in China starting in 2016, it has been described as one of the country’s hottest industries. China’s official state-run press agency Xinhua called it one of the “four great new inventions” in modern times (the other three being e-commerce, high-speed rail and mobile-payment). The bike-sharing industry was praised for providing a healthy lifestyle and a key to achieve more sustainable urban transport systems, with the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution significantly. The expectations put on free-floating bike-sharing were no less than reviving the “kingdom of bicycles”.

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