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Cycling Fallacies site now available in Portuguese
Posted by Joe Costello on Friday 17th of June 2016
When we launched the myth-busting Cycling Fallacies site in May, we were hoping that it would reach beyond the UK, as many of the myths are prominent around the world.
We’ve had lots of volunteers offering to translate into many languages, and we’re pleased to announce that our first translation is now online!
From today the whole site, with 30 existing fallacies, is now available in Portuguese, many thanks to Bernardo Pereira and Urbactiv(link is external). This means that the research and information on Cycling Fallacies will now be useful to millions more people around the world.
After reading about the uphill struggle which campaigners in Oeiras, Portugal(link is external) have faced when trying to get decent walking and cycling facilities along a key road with no infrastructure and a 70kph speed limit, we hope that the site will be useful in countering the tired old excuses made by reluctant politicians.
We hope to have other languages ready soon – German, French and Catalan are nearing completion, with Italian and Greek also in the pipeline – and we intend to add even more. Please get in touch if you’d like to help translate the site.