Tuesday, 31 August 2010

First aid for the Bike



During our cycling holidays this summer in the Netherlands I encountered this sign. It reads: 'First aid for the bike'.
It contains a vending machines for tyres (inner) and several pumps with air. Great idea, isn't! 24-7

Monday, 30 August 2010

The Copenhagen Wheel

Fascinating stuff. Still trying to figure out how it works exactly but something to keep your eyes open about. Check out the link Copenhagen Wheel and the teaser.



"Smart, responsive and elegant, the Copenhagen Wheel is a new emblem
for urban mobility. It transforms ordinary bicycles quickly into hybrid e-bikes that also function as mobile sensing units. The Copenhagen Wheel allows you to capture
the energy dissipated while cycling and braking and save it for when you need
a bit of a boost. It also maps pollution levels, traffic congestion,
and road conditions in real-time".

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Mexico

Nice picture from Mexico (thanks Gerrit).
I wonder if there is a country in the world where they do not cycle?

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Cycling Bridge

Today's newspaper NRC has an interesting article about a new cycling bridge that is planned over the Amsterdam-Rhine Channel in the Netherlands.
It is a revolutionary design by De La Rive Box which is both beautiful and Cradle to Cradle.
I a already looking forward to cross it when it is finished in 2011. Must be a great feeling to circle down those spirals. Nice example of 'bicyclefriendliness'

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Deutsche Post

Nice picture from the German Post. They claim to 'go green'. This at least is a good example.


Deutsche Post go green report
(obrigado Fernando pela foto!)

Monday, 23 August 2010

The Thin Bike

In several bicycle countries such as the Netherlands and Copenhagen serious bicycle parking problems exist. In the Netherlands for example you can find quite chaotic situations at railway stations (see picture below).
This is subject of serious discussions and something that different (political) parties struggle with.
The problem could at least be reduced if the bicycles could be parked more efficiently. Personally I already had spent some thoughts on the possibility of rotating the steering wheel when parked. Yesterday I came across the Thin Bike (see picture) which illustrated this idea. Seems to work quite well as well. Simple, smart and elegant. Have a further look at: The Thin Bike for a further demonstration


Friday, 20 August 2010

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

House of Bicycles

Nice picture from todays newspaper (NRC). It is a bicycle shop in Altlandsberg (Germany). Quite a nice way of promoting your product!

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

IBike



Apple gets into the bicycle and has just presented a gadget to integrate into the bicycle, enabling cyclists to communicate with their IPhone or Ipod and exchange and store all kinds of data. Have a look at:
The Smart Bike

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Bicibombas

Another example of the multifunctional use of bicycles. Great pictures and great site. Bicicleta




Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Travel smarter. Live better!


The European mobility week is coming up. This years theme is 'Travel Smarter. Live Better'. Ofcourse, the bicycle is at the heart of this campaign.
For more information have a look at: Mobility Week

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Miffy

Some more 'literature' on bicycles

Monday, 9 August 2010

It's all about the bike


New book by Robert Penn. The title alone justifies reading it!
Review from the Guardian

Saturday, 7 August 2010