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Virus fears fuel bicycle sales in congested Bangladesh cities

Jun 21, 2020 - 3:15 PM

Bicycle manufacturers in Bangladesh expect sales to double in 2020

Men pull a cart loaded with bicycles in a bicycle market in Dhaka on June 16, 2020. (Photo by MUNIR UZ ZAMAN / AFP)

Taiwan pedals faster to meet global demand for bikes during pandemic

Jun 16, 2020 - 6:05 PM

Orders keep on coming for bicycle manufacturers in Taiwan

(FILES) This file picture taken on May 21, 2019 shows a worker checking an e-bike at a factory of Giant -- the world's biggest bicycle manufacturer -- in Taichung. - Deserted streets, cabin-fever and worries over COVID-19-enabling commutes in Europe and the US have sent demand for bikes into high gear - with factories in Taiwan racing to push out new machines and scrambling to find parts. (Photo by Sam YEH / AFP) / TO GO WITH Health-virus-Taiwan-Europe-US-industry-bicycle,FOCUS by Sean Chang and Amber Wang

Baguio becomes bike city during lockdown

May 09, 2020 - 11:00 AM

The city council passes a resolution that encourages residents to use bicycles as a mode of transportation during the community quarantine period

ESSENTIAL. The city has included bike shops among the essential business establishments allowed to be open during the enhanced community quarantine. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

[OPINION] Metro Manila can be bike-friendly

Jun 02, 2019 - 4:44 PM

If more people ride bikes for transport, there would be less cars, and city roads would naturally unclog, freeing up more road space for cyclists

Photo from Shutterstock

LIST: World Bicycle Day 2019 activities in the Philippines

Jun 01, 2019 - 1:58 PM

Here is a running list of events and activities in the Philippines in celebration of World Bicycle Day

Le Tour de Filipinas will be a tactical race

May 27, 2019 - 1:57 PM

The 10th Le Tour de Filipinas will cover 822.2 kilometers of paved road down south of Manila, split into 5 stages

GRUELING RACE. The 10th edition of Le Tour de Filipinas will run for 5 days. Photo from Le Tour de Filipinas' Facebook page

LOOK: Philippines gets first protected bike lane along national highway

Feb 07, 2019 - 2:05 PM

Bikers along Laguna Lake Highway now enjoy a separate lane from motor vehicles, protected by a planting strip

PROTECTED. Bikers have a separate lane from motor vehicles. Photo from DPWH

'Great guy' Thomas takes over Tour mantle

Jul 29, 2018 - 9:21 AM

Former Olympic champion Geraint Thomas virtually secures the Tour de France title

HISTORIC. Geraint Thomas is set to become the first Welshman to rule the grueling multi-stage cycling event. Photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

Tour de France: Yellow jersey in sight, but Thomas still in doubt

Jul 22, 2018 - 12:12 PM

Britain's Geraint Thomas retains the leader's yellow jersey but Sky teammate Chris Froome remains in hot pursuit of a 5th title

RACE LEADERS. Great Britain's Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, cross the finish line of the 14th stage along with Netherlands' Tom Dumoulin and Great Britain's Christopher Froome. Photo by Jeff Pachoud/AFP

New York's Central Park goes officially car-free

Jun 27, 2018 - 10:56 AM

'For more than a century, we had turned parts of the world's most iconic park into a highway – and starting tonight, we have officially taken it back for good,' says Mayor Bill de Blasio

GREEN SPACE. People ride bicycles on West Drive in the southern portion of Central Park, April 20, 2018 in New York City. File photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Dutch may soon pay workers using pedal-power

Jun 15, 2018 - 9:20 PM

Bicycle-mad Netherlands already counts more than 22 million cycles in a country of 17 million, and it also has tens of thousands of dedicated bicycle paths criss-crossing its flat polders and canals

PEDAL POWER. File photo shows a view of a canal in Amsterdam with a woman on a bicycle. Photo by Aurore Belot/AFP

Record-breaker Ronaldo lauded after 'most beautiful goal' buries Juve

Apr 04, 2018 - 12:40 PM

Everybody will now remember Ronaldo's second goal of the game

ONE OF THE GREATS. Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring a second goal during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg football match between Juventus and Real Madrid. Photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP

LOOK: Protected bike lanes in Pasig

Mar 12, 2018 - 6:28 PM

Pasig City government installs physical separation facilities along Doña Julia Vargas Avenue and F Ortigas Jr Road in Ortigas Center to protect bikers

PROTECTED. Pasig City government installed railings to segregate bikers from vehicles along Doña Julia Vargas Avenue. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

What will happen to the dedicated bicycle lane in UP Diliman?

Jan 12, 2018 - 1:16 PM

UP Vice Chancellor Nestor Castro of the Community Affairs Office clarifies that the road-marking activities at the state university are not yet done

ROAD SAFETY.  To prevent 'road accidents,' UP Vice Chancellor Nestor Castro said they are planning to distinguish the bicycle lane from the jogging lane. Photo by Dennis Lopez

Learning from Germany: Transport solutions PH can adopt

Mar 29, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Germany has made it more costly to buy drive and even park a car Car owners also have to deal with fewer parking spaces and lower speed limits in city centers

CAR-CENTRIC. Cars and trucks sit in a traffic jam in front of a construction site on the A3 Autobahn (motorway) near Deggendorf, Germany, March 24, 2016. Traffic has increased on the road heading south ahead of the Easter weekend. Photo by Armin Weigel/EPA

4 more reasons why we need protected bike lanes now

Mar 20, 2016 - 11:30 AM

Protected lanes are good for people the planet and profits These lanes help make for fairer cities too

OUT OF HARM’S WAY. In the Chinese city of Hangzhou, protected bike lanes show that citizens on bicycles are as equally important as people in cars. The barrier stops cars from encroaching on the protected lanes. The advanced stop line gives bicycles priority over right-turning cars. Photo courtesy of Karl Fjellstrom, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy China

‘Pedal for the Planet’ at the main Earth Hour switch-off

Mar 18, 2016 - 3:18 PM

Bikes e vehicles renewables plus other low carbon solutions are event highlights

French family firm recycles handmade bike shop as luxury niche

Feb 28, 2016 - 12:30 PM

One Maison Tamboite bicycle takes 3 months to make and costs around 12 000

TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY KATIA DOLMADJIAN Frederic Jastrzebski co-head of French custom-made bicycles Maison Tamboite poses in Maison Tamboite atelier-showroom in Paris on February 12, 2016. Once forced out of business by mass production, a family firm in Paris has found a new lease of life, once again hand-crafting bicycles as a luxury must-have. Maison Tamboite, founded in 1912, had an A-list clientele including the likes of Marlene Dietrich, Maurice Chevalier, Edith Piaf and Josephine Baker in its heyday.  / AFP / ERIC PIERMONT

'We could have been Lorelie'

Jan 09, 2016 - 7:59 PM

We must act for those she left behind and for those we could be leaving behind if things don t get any better

LORELEI MELEVO. A biker, Lorelei is killed when a dump truck hits her along Mayor Gil Fernando Avenue in Marikina City on January 5, 2016. From Facebook wall of James Deakin

Cyclist's death spurs bike lanes movement

Jan 09, 2016 - 8:25 AM

The shock and grief over the death of Lorelie Melevo a single mother of 2 turns to a force for action as supporters of bike lanes call for changes in the country

Image from Lorelie Melevo's Facebook page.

Bikers to APEC leaders: Integrate cycling for mobility solutions

Nov 18, 2015 - 4:58 PM

Tour of the Fireflies participants also urge Pinoys to turn to bicycles as an answer to climate change and traffic woes

EDSA road-sharing scheme: Crazy or enlightened?

Jun 23, 2015 - 7:00 PM

Netizens react strongly to news of EDSA lanes being closed off to cars on June 28 Some call it crazy some want to give it a try

BIKING FOR A CAUSE. Bikers join the Share the Road movement's march to the Supreme Court on February 17, 2014 to file a petition for government agencies to implement road-sharing. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Gameplan: How to effectively increase bike mileage

May 24, 2015 - 6:10 AM

Training is not just about working hard It’s more about working smart

Ride Nyfti, the foldable bike proudly made in the Philippines

Jan 02, 2015 - 2:37 PM

The idea is born out of frustration over traffic and now rides its way to global success as a proudly made Filipino product

Bombay Bicycle Club's one-night Manila concert

Jul 26, 2014 - 6:16 PM

Heavy rain didn’t stop the British rock group from playing to their fans

Man on the hill

Jul 11, 2013 - 8:00 AM

My heroes are my fallen friends who would love another chance at the fight without ever complaining

Moscow launches bike-sharing service

Jun 02, 2013 - 7:39 PM

Mosco launches its first bicycle sharing program to reduce traffic

BIKE-SHARING. People look at a bicycle rental stand in Moscow, on May 30, 2013. Moscow’s first round-the-clock bicycle rental stands will start operating June 1, Moscow’s Department of Transportation said last week. AFP Photo / Andrey Smirnov

Going green from a pedaling machine

Apr 27, 2012 - 7:07 PM

The trusty bicycle is not only a mode of travel but also a means to have a good exercise