BBC World Service 50 things - The Bicycle

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BBC World Service 50 things - The Bicycle

Postby mercalia » 9 Sep 2019, 2:01pm

There was a repeat on Radio 4 after the Ipm news of this programme

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csz2w6

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Re: BBC World Service 50 things - The Bicycle

Postby NetworkMan » 9 Sep 2019, 2:37pm

Just heard it. Rather USA-centric I thought but interesting that bike growth was double car growth. Interesting too that a robot car will be less likely to wipe you out through being hostile or just inattentive - hadn't thought of that.

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Re: BBC World Service 50 things - The Bicycle

Postby Mick F » 9 Sep 2019, 3:00pm

Me too.

Interesting that bike sales still outstrip motor cars.
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Re: BBC World Service 50 things - The Bicycle

Postby mercalia » 9 Sep 2019, 5:00pm

what caught my attention was the production technology of bits and pieces for bikes was borrowed by the early car industry eg ball bearings, pneumatic tyres.

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Re: BBC World Service 50 things - The Bicycle

Postby Spinners » 9 Sep 2019, 7:26pm

Yep, a good little listen that.
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Re: BBC World Service 50 things - The Bicycle

Postby st599_uk » 9 Sep 2019, 10:29pm

NetworkMan wrote:Just heard it. Rather USA-centric I thought but interesting that bike growth was double car growth. Interesting too that a robot car will be less likely to wipe you out through being hostile or just inattentive - hadn't thought of that.


As long as you're actually riding it, rather than wheeling it: https://www.bicycling.com/news/a2004973 ... ving-uber/
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