As e-bike adoption continues to grow, a recent study by Shimano has highlighted that it shows no sign of abating in Europe with 24% saying they already own an e-bike, or are “likely to buy or use” one this year; however it’s not looking so good for the UK, with just 7% saying they would like to try an e-bike in the future. 

Leading scientists set out resource challenge of meeting net zero emissions in the UK by 2050 | Natural History Museum

The letter explains that to meet UK electric car targets for 2050 we would need to produce just under two times the current total annual world cobalt production, nearly the entire world production of neodymium, three quarters the world’s lithium production and at least half of the world’s copper production.

The carbon impact of the national roads programme – Lynn Sloman and Lisa Hopkinson + contributors

Lynn Sloman and Lisa Hopkinson
With contributions from Phil Goodwin, Jillian Anable, Sally Cairns and Ian Taylor
July 2020

A Feminist Vision for Supporting Urban Caregivers – Bloomberg

How to Rebuild Cities for Caregiving

Decades after critiques on how cities fail caregivers, the same problems remain. The new book “Feminist City” calls for reimagining urban infrastructure.

The vast majority of emissions cuts from electric cars will be wiped out by new road-building, a report says.

A double whammy of road traffic accidents and air pollution is killing more than 350,000 children a year.

I’ve Seen a Future Without Cars, and It’s Amazing – The New York Times

Why do American cities waste so much space on cars

From dusted-off bikes to electric dreams: UK green economy booms on back of Covid-19 | The Guardian

Pandemic accelerates developments in sustainability from businesses and consumers; Jillian Ambrose, Mon 6 Jul 2020

Now is the time to take back our streets | The Times

Emma Duncan  Saturday July 04 2020