and so why can’t every city get good quality and safe bike lanes already?
a great use of google maps! this app shows you all the places you can get to in X amount of time, rather than how long it takes to get to one place, all with public transit
via people and place
it’s two miles long and helps power the train between amsterdam and paris. check out the extended aerial fly over shot below. (but first hit mute because the music is so bad it might make you think this is a really bad idea.)
as the guardian.uk article says
“For train operators, it is the perfect way to cut their carbon footprints because you can use spaces that have no other economic value and the projects can be delivered within a year because they don’t attract the protests that wind power does,” said Bart Van Renterghem, UK head of Belgian renewable energy company Enfinity, which installed the panels.
Known as the Pussycar Automodule, the purpose of the car is to be unique. “In this world where everything is banal and ugly, we must know how to create the beautiful and unusual.”
…and it even does wheelies!
via Le Container
Documentaire sur le vélo à pignon fixe et sa communauté parisienne.
this is a really neat video about bike culture in france, specifically fixie bikes, why people ride them and love them. messengers, polo, tricks, and tradition, this short is worth the 20 minutes.
(subtitles available, make sure to click them on unless you know french)