Category: Cities

Secure Bike Parking in London Map: 21 Safest Locations

London is a big city, and getting around it on public transport can be boring, time-consuming, and rather expensive when you start to add up all those £2.60 Tube fares. Generally, London is becoming a good place for cyclists, and...

How Did Paris Become a “Cycling City”?

Like many major cities across Europe, reducing pollution and taking as many cars off of the roads and streets has been an important priority of most local governments.  Paris is no exception to this. But how did this happen in...

Has Cycling Increased in London? [ANALYSIS]

London is one of the great loves of my life. It’s a place where everybody and anybody belongs, and I was proud to belong there for twenty-five years. Although I no longer live there, I’ll always have a special fondness...

How Many Bicycles Are There in the UK? [STATS]

With its winding countryside paths, clifftop panoramas, and sweeping coastal vistas, the UK isn’t short of cycling routes. The UK government is also planning to invest heavily in cycling infrastructure, with an eye on a greener future. Cycling is certainly...

Is Cycling in London Safe? [Analysis & Advice]

As one of the most progressive, oldest, attractive, most dense and evolved cities in the world, London offers so much to so many people. Tourists, workers, dreamers, the ambitious – all flock to the capital of England to live, to...

Do Police Find Stolen Bikes? [STATISTICS ANALYSED]

Bike theft sucks. Unfortunately, it’s a big problem for cyclists.  During the pandemic, thieves became even more brazen. London became the hotspot for thieves looking for an easy pinch, and hundreds of cyclists in the capital found themselves the victims...

Which City Has the Most Cyclists? [STATISTICS]

One of the greatest global trends is that of urban mobility – i.e. the way people are moving around cities is changing. The days of cities clogged with cars is dying rapidly, while case studies in the likes of the...

5 Cities That Proved Anywhere Can Become Bike-Friendly

The naysayers always have an excuse, don’t they? Cycling lanes wouldn’t work in the UK, they tell you. If it’s not because of the wind, it’s because of the rain. Or the hills. Or the old infrastructure. Or the narrow...

How to Get Bike Lanes in Your Town

Especially during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with more people averse to using public transport, there can’t have been many better times in recent memory to demand segregated bike lanes in your area. Already, it feels as though the wheels are...

What is Cycling in Liverpool Really Like?

Having done several “Cycling in…” posts over the years on Discerning Cyclist, it came to my attention that I’ve never done one for my hometown: Liverpool.  So just how does Liverpool stack up as a cycling city? Is it safe?...


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