Critical climate mass brings a sustainable protest to Brussels

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©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Sustainable energy meets sustainable protest in Brussels as hundreds of cyclists called for action to limit the damages of climate change.

Brussels cyclists banded together Nov 18 to protest rising climate temperatures – in a two-wheeled protest that amplified the role cycling can have in a city’s responsible future.

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MAD bike and the mobility experience

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Mad Bike is back with a three day exhibit starting today that expands on last year’s event. MAD Bike expands on the mobility issues by imagining innovative design and production techniques. Lectures, bike and food outing, films. Find out more at the Mad Bike listing here…  Continue reading

My daily cycling fears and frustrations as Mobility Week starts

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As Belgium rolls into Mobility Week, yet again there has been another push by a car-centric voice against bicycles in a debate in Antwerp, Belgium. Somehow complaints against cyclists are taboo. That cyclists flaunt traffic rules and society has to accept it because they are weak and defenceless against cars. Meanwhile, there is less and less safety for cyclists on the road as car drivers are learning, day after day, that they do not have to respect a cyclist, the cycling infrastructures, or the increasing presence of bicycles. Gimme a break… Read the blog rant Continue reading