Mobility Week offers even more for cyclists

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Brussels Bike Fair poster promoting the Tour n Taxi event

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – A bike fair in Brussels will host a range of cycling events.

Mobility Week is almost here in Brussels and there is a flood of activity to make it worthwhile to be on a bike.

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Belgium’s Ahooga folding bike steady first steps

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Ahooga bike at the bike polo event during European Mobility Week

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Mobility Week, perfect environment to ride the Ahooga.

Ahooga Folding Bikes: “We have sold over 300 of the bike so far, so that is over one per day, and that is right on target. And we are making changes, so the braking will be even better – but the basic bike has not changed. It weighs about 10 kilograms, so it is very light for a folding bike. And now we can Continue reading

Mobility Day and still cycling has a long way to go

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Car and cyclists in a bicycle safety zone

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Bike zone and bike lane remain secondary spaces for cyclists all across Brussels. This was Mobility Day in Brussels.

As European Mobility Week begins, I joined in the bicycle tour of the European Parliament area, complete with the obligatory Members of the European Parliament and their photographers. And, if you were not looking, there were enough signs as to why cycling will have to struggle to get maximum numbers on the road.  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