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iNUA #8 -  Meeting The Needs of People Walking! Now available in English and Spanish

iNUA #8 - Meeting The Needs of People Walking! Now available in English and Spanish

SUTP accelerates the implementation of the New Urban Agenda (NUA) by publishing a series of Implementation Guides addressed to politicians and practitioners. The compact 4-page...
Integrated Public Transport Services and Transit Alliances in China – A Case Study of the City of Foshan

Integrated Public Transport Services and Transit Alliances in China – A Case Study of the City of Foshan

Authors: Sun Shengyang, Dr. Christoph Nedopil  Cities in China are continuing to suffer from heavy and often slow traffic. According to China Daily, Jinan, Beijing and Harbin...
A 360° view of urban mobility in Malmö, Sweden

A 360° view of urban mobility in Malmö, Sweden

With our series of 360° pictures, you can experience best practice examples of urban planning & mobility in an interactive way. Find the first article about urban mobility in...

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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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