Whether with or without the e: the bike is a fundamental pillar for the urban mobility of the future. We give you an overview from cargo bike to e-scooter.
“There is no reallocation of urban space at present.”
Professor Andreas Knie is head of the research group Digital Mobility and Social Differentiation” at the Berlin Social Science Centre since 2020. One of his main areas of research is the reorganisation of urban areas. Bike transport has an important role to play here – but only if the bike industry can transform itself.
Bicycles on are the advance worldwide. Diverse examples show how quick and easy it can be to create a functioning infrastructure – and improve quality of life for city inhabitants. The German National Cyclists’ Association (ADFC) presented a wide range of best-practise case studies that could also be conceivably implemented in Germany. They demonstrate that: Changes have not got to be perfect, but they do need to show people quick wins.
Carlo van de Weijer likes to talk straight when it comes to the sustainable transition of the transport sector. Cars are here to stay, bricks-and-mortar retailers are going to suffer and our cities are not seizing the current opportunities.
Philip James Douglas has already launched several companies in the mobility sector and experienced failure with the bike sharing scheme Velobility. The Swiss mobility expert is passionate about bicycles and sustainable mobility projects. He seeks to encourage the bike industry to more systematic thinking and greater willingness to cooperate.
Hardly any other vehicle is more capable of having a positive effect on the turnabout in traffic policy than the speed-pedelec.
The Corona crisis still holds Europe in chains. The lockdown affects the whole continent, although regulations differ from country to country. One thing that the nations of Europe have in common is the return to the bike as a practical mode of transport. We provide an overview of the different measures and take a look at the situation around Europe.
Road traffic is facing a radical transformation: the future belongs to a system of autonomous vehicles connected with artificial intelligence. This is intended to solve traffic problems. But what are the implications for cycling as a means of transport? Will the disruptive influence of humans be excluded in the future?
According to the latest market figures from the German Bike Industry Association (ZIV), for the first time over one million e-bikes were sold in Germany in 2019 – the exact number was 1.36 million. The growth curve for electric bikes continues to increase. Experts predict that the success story is set to continue in coming years – but argue that infrastructure needs to change.