Bicycles are faster than cars in cities

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Bicycles are faster than cars in cities

According to data from food delivery service Deliveroo, bicycles are a faster means of getting from point A to B than cars.

Forbes reports that Deliveroo, which works with 30,000 drivers in 13 countries, employs a routing algorithm it has named Frank which calculates the fastest route for their riders and drivers.
 

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And mopeds / motorcycles / electric scooters?

In my mind, I would expect those to be faster than bicycles
 

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I'd cycle to work in London, but not in Johannesburg.

Too often we have reports of cyclists killed by either drunk drivers or taxis, or people on cellphones. It is just too dangerous. Besides, not many Johannesburg offices have showers on premises, which means you have to stink the whole day.
 

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nvm, just read the original articles. It makes mention of motorbikes, but not mopeds, electric scooters or e-bikes and the like.
 

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I'm quite keen on an e-bike. Our dress code at the office is casual, which makes things a bit easier, plus I'm quite close to the office.
 

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I'd cycle to work in London, but not in Johannesburg.

Too often we have reports of cyclists killed by either drunk drivers or taxis, or people on cellphones. It is just too dangerous. Besides, not many Johannesburg offices have showers on premises, which means you have to stink the whole day.
This. The reason cyclists are faster is that cars too often impart their momentum onto them.
 

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If cyclists stop at a red traffic lights, they won't be faster.
 

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And mopeds / motorcycles / electric scooters?

In my mind, I would expect those to be faster than bicycles
Yeah. I prefer a motorbicycle. My V-Max does a great job. Only prob is I don't live in the city anymore.
 

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I'd cycle to work in London, but not in Johannesburg.

Too often we have reports of cyclists killed by either drunk drivers or taxis, or people on cellphones. It is just too dangerous. Besides, not many Johannesburg offices have showers on premises, which means you have to stink the whole day.
Yeah if I move back to London I'll definitely cycle to work. I'd love it. I used to cycle in my previous job but now I'm working at home.
 

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I'm quite keen on an e-bike. Our dress code at the office is casual, which makes things a bit easier, plus I'm quite close to the office.
e-bikes are flipping amazing. We converted an old mountain bike with with a 500W front hub wheel, some 18650s from old laptop batteries and a thumb throttle. It rides like a dream.

The battery's voltage means the hub motor can only get to about 35ish km/h, which is perfect. It's great to give to friends that arent as into cycling as the rest of the group so they can keep up. It also makes nearby pickup trips (like to the petrol station convenience store for milk/bread) completely effortless, and much faster than starting and parking a car
 

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I'd gladly ride a bicycle or motorcycle to work...if there were no South Africans driving the cars, trucks, taxis and buses around me.
 

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and in cape town, the traffic officers chase skateboarders that break speed limits through camera traps :p
 

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e-bikes are flipping amazing. We converted an old mountain bike with with a 500W front hub wheel, some 18650s from old laptop batteries and a thumb throttle. It rides like a dream.

The battery's voltage means the hub motor can only get to about 35ish km/h, which is perfect. It's great to give to friends that arent as into cycling as the rest of the group so they can keep up. It also makes nearby pickup trips (like to the petrol station convenience store for milk/bread) completely effortless, and much faster than starting and parking a car
awesome.
 
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