Tag: biking

Mar 2, 2014

How the Netherlands Got Their Bike Paths

How the Netherlands Got Their Bike Paths

The Dutch didn’t always have the cycling infrastructure that is so heralded today. It took a fascinating series events to transform the Netherlands into not only the country with the most cyclists, but also the safest place for cycling in the world. The author of the video also wrote a blog post that expands…

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Jan 30, 2014

This is the World’s First Suspended Bicycle Roundabout

This is the World’s First Suspended Bicycle Roundabout

Hovenring is the world’s first suspended bicycle path roundabout. Located in the Netherlands (where else?), Hovenring can be found between the localities of Eindhoven, Veldhoven and Meerhoven which accounts for its name, Dutch for “Ring of the Hovens“. Designed by Ipv Delft, Hovenring comprises of a 70-metre (230 ft) tall central pylon, 24 steel…

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Oct 11, 2013

Ai Weiwei’s ‘Forever Bicycles’ Installation in Toronto

Ai Weiwei’s ‘Forever Bicycles’ Installation in Toronto

Artwork by AI WEIWEI Photograph via Scotiabank Nuit Blanche on Facebook On display from October 6 – 27 at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto, Canada, is renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei’s Forever Bicycles installation. The 3,144 interconnected bicycles served as the centerpiece for last weekend’s Scotiabank Nuit Blanche art festival, a dusk…

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Jun 18, 2013

Japan’s Automated Underground Bike Storage

Japan’s Automated Underground Bike Storage

Photograph by Danny Choo @ culturejapan.jp The Problem Bicycles are a popular form of transportation in Japan. However, when parked they can take up a lot of public space that could otherwise be used by pedestrian foot traffic, small storefronts, etc. The Solution Rather than take up valuable real estate above ground, store them…

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Jan 3, 2013

Picture of the Day: Ride the Earth

Picture of the Day: Ride the Earth

RIDE THE EARTH Photograph by Luis Vidales/Red Bull Content Pool Professional BMX rider Martin Postigo performs at Red Bull Ramparanoia at Campo de Piedra Pomez in Catamarca, Argentina on December 11th, 2012. The competition is set against a breathtaking backdrop of pumice rock formations moulded by volcanic lava flow known as “Campo…

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