How France Is Becoming A Cycling Nation

How France Is Becoming A Cycling Nation

France is taking big steps towards becoming a cycling nation. A strategy is being implemented to increase bicycle usage, production and tourism in the country. The end result of this will likely be a boost to France’s industry and economy. It will also make...
The Problem With Lower Import Tariffs

The Problem With Lower Import Tariffs

The UK is lowering the anti-dumping charges of Chinese electric bike manufacturers. The new tariff will apply to two Chinese manufacturers and will lower the usual rate of 62.1% down to 16.2%. That is a pretty steep increase. You can read a bit more about it here....
The Circular Economy Can Help Degrowth

The Circular Economy Can Help Degrowth

When we’re looking at ways industry can lessen it’s impact on the environment there are a few key elements. Reshoring is something we’ve talked about a lot. Shifting industry from offshore to onshore can have some really positive effects. Degrowth and the circular...
What Goes Into Bike Refurbishment?

What Goes Into Bike Refurbishment?

With our interest in the circular economy it’s no surprise that refurbishing bikes is something we can get behind. What exactly goes into refurbishing a bike though? On a small scale not all that much. It can even be done pretty easily at home. Of course that doesn’t...
The Problem With Linear Economies

The Problem With Linear Economies

Circular economies are a big thing for us. If you’ve ever checked out our blog before you probably already know that. It’s not just that a circular economy is a great, innovative model though. It’s also that linear models fall short of what we need in the bike...
The Circular Economy & Fife Bikeworks

The Circular Economy & Fife Bikeworks

Here at Route Assembly we’re big believers in the circular economy. Let’s be honest though, just believing in the circular economy doesn’t help much. If we want to manufacture bikes in a environmentally responsible way we need to be able to ensure they are part of the...