Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 10, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Boasson Hagen dedicates Dauphiné stage win to injured Dimension Data development rider; Domagalski dominates Tour of Korea stage; Nizzolo wins GP du canton d’Argovie; Commentary: Bahrain prince’s torture allegations too big for cycling to ignore; Lachlan Morton: “I’d like to have another shot at the WorldTour”; Kwiatkowski battles sickness at Dauphine; British MP calls annual parliamentary cycle ride ‘foolish’; Wiggins crashes local cycling club time trial; New bicycle ‘bell’ emails mayor when in danger; Ride of silence for cyclists killed in Michigan; Criterium du Dauphiné stage 4 recap; Chris Froome on failure; Post-ride cookie recipe (and warm-down)

New bicycle ‘bell’ emails mayor when in danger

by CyclingTips

The amount of cyclists in London is increasing, and with that comes an increase in the amount of potentially dangerous incidents. In response to this a company has developed a virtual bicycle bell that, instead of ringing, connects with a user’s mobile phone to record data from the time it is used, as well as make a notation on map to mark hazards and raise awareness of just how many unsafe streets and junctions there are in the capital. As a bonus it sends an email to the mayor of London, alerting him to the incident.

“More people should be able to cycle and feel safe while doing so, but today’s infrastructure doesn’t allow it. Therefore, we would like to highlight the issue and push forward the campaign for safer cycling, letting cyclists themselves to report about the places that need improving,” Anna Katarina Skogh, marketing director at Hövding, said in a statement.

The new mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, campaigned on a range of policies to make cycling safer in London. The alert email is designed to help hold him accountable to those promises.

Five hundred buttons have been distributed to members and supporters of the London Cycling Campaign, who are advocating for better conditions for cyclists in the city.

“The 500 Londoners giving him a beep will hopefully remind him to get on with fulfilling those pledges, as a matter of urgency,” said Skogh.

Click through to read more at Mashable.