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Tighter rules for e-bicycles from Dec 1

Tighter rules for e-bicycles from Dec 1 ALVAN SIO | 20th Nov 2015 | NEWS The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has announced tighter regulations for power-assisted bicycles (PABs) as well as stricter penalties for those who sell and use non-compliant PABs. The new rules, released in a statement to the media, will kick in from the 1st of Dec. Each device must weigh no more than 20kg and must be aligned with the European Standard EN15194 which requires the PABs to undergo more rigorous tests. Models which meet the standard are harder to modify illegally. Presently, PABs must meet...

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Wheeler’s Yard adds caravan to their decor

Many of you would be familiar with Wheeler’s Yard, the little (okay not so little) corner off the PCN in Balestier that is a bike shop, café, chillax place and more. Already well-known for the great food and even greater ambience, Wheeler’s Yard has earned the affection of cyclists and non-cyclists for being the place to be when you want to step away from the bustling world. Its rustic charm is created by the use of a large barnyard looking warehouse within which sits a full bike shop and café. The front of Wheeler’s Yard faces the PCN and...

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Oslo bans cars

Oslo has decided to ban cars in its city centre by 2019 More than 35 miles of bike lanes will also be up and running on top of significant investments in public transport. The permanent ban will affect some 350,000 car owners in the Norwegian capital. Oslo’s car ban is the largest of its kind, says Paul Steely White, the executive director of Transportation Alternatives, an organization that supported New York City’s Citi Bikes and advocates for car-free cities. A reduction in pollution and not to mention safety improvements to pedestrians are amongst the benefits this move is set...

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Lumos Bags Review

A backpack that has solar panels is not all that novel an idea. After all, it’s been done before. Almost everyone carries a bag, but you won’t see many of them deliberately going into the sun as they head from place to place. Air-conditioning, underground link ways and sheltered bridges are all being installed at rapid rates to please the community. What’s the use of a solar powered bag then, if you’re going to stay sweat-free and keep your Chanel or Dior Eau de Parfum on you to impress your clients? Well Lumos’ solar backpack for the cyclist makes...

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