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Manchester police couldn’t stop the bike muggers. So we stepped in | Helen Pidd | Opinion | The Guardian
Greater Manchester police (GMP) finally confirmed on Tuesday that 10 cyclists had been violently robbed on that stretch in the previous six weeks. All were attacked in broad daylight. As the superintendent for the area put it: “This offending cohort doesn’t worry about being seen.” They had established a “crime series”, he told me. Officers would be investigating properly now. Why? Might it have been something to do with the mass cycling protest that took place in Manchester on Wednesday night?
cycling  uk  police  crime 
13 hours ago by juliusbeezer
University of Missouri Nobel Prize winner honored with dedicated campus bike rack | The Kansas City Star
The University of Missouri is honoring its Nobel Prize-winning scientist with an unusual accolade: a dedicated spot in a bicycle rack.

George Smith learned this month that he'll share this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry with two other scientists.

Other schools have recognized their Nobel laureates with a dedicated parking space. But the 77-year-old Smith is, by his own assessment, "not a good driver." . . .

His spot will be in a standard bike rack, the same as those used by other bicyclists on campus. But the university plans to post a sign letting everyone know one particular space belongs to a Nobel laureate.
cycling  columbia  universityofmissouri 
22 hours ago by mobikefed
I woke up unable to speak English - BBC News
Disability
I woke up unable to speak English
By Beth Rose
BBC News
17 October 2018
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Hannah Jenkins speaks English in the morning and German in the afternoon. It's not a routine she chose to adopt - but something her brain requires her to do. It all started with a cycling accident.

Her partner Andrew Wilde was halfway up a mountain in the US state of Montana when he received a baffling text from Hannah.

He understood only two words - "dog" and "hospital" - but knew instinctively something was wrong.

The text was in German, a language Hannah had grown up with, but Andrew didn't really understand. They only ever communicated in English.
bbc  news  health  disability  language  cycling  mental 
2 days ago by ndf
Sustainable cities: Madrid announces new rules of the road in bid to banish traffic from center | In English | EL PAÍS
Madrid City Council is set to approve a new Sustainable Mobility Ordinance that will change the way residents move around public spaces.

The new measures, which will take effect between five and 15 days after the council approves them on Friday, introduce a speed limit of 30km/h on all one-way streets and on single-lane two-way streets.
walking  cycling  spain 
3 days ago by juliusbeezer

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