Vecchi telai, parafanghi bianchi e tasse: una collezione di biciclette

[English version here] Ogni anno a Natale, quando sono di ritorno in Italia, mi ritrovo con i miei vecchi amici delle superiori per una ‘magnassa’ delle specialità della nostra città (tortelli verdi, tortelli di zucca, cappelletti alla panna, cappelletti in brodo, arrosto con patate, Zuppa Inglese e, naturalmente, Parmigiano-Reggiano) gentilmente e magnificamente preparate dalla Signora…

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Bakfiets can have three wheels, and some tips about (cargo) cycling with children in the Netherlands

Those of you who read my first post will know that my decision to buy a two-wheel cargo bike, rather than a three-wheel one, was simply based on: theoretical research, sort of untested vague assumptions, wild guesses, and so on (well, I am an economist after all). Despite the trust I normally put in my…

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A digested read of the Legambiente 2017 report on the cycling economy in Italy

[ In a recent interview (Sun 14 May 2017, the Bicycle Day in Italy) for the Italian daily newspaper La Repubblica, the Scottish-born American musician – and cycling enthusiast – David Byrne, author of the book ‘The Bicycles Diaries‘, mentioned cities that are well known for being bike friendly, like Copenhagen [Obviously], Berlin [Yeah, why…

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