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Hovenring: This is the First Suspended Bicycle Roundabout

Wednesday 10.30.2013 , Posted by

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When a roundabout intersection in the bicycle loving Netherlands became too busy for cars and bikes to share space, the design agency ipv Delft came up with a beautiful solution to separate the two transportation forms completely: an elevated bicycle roundabout. Located on the border of Endhoven and Veldhoven, the bike path is fittingly called the Hovenring (yeah, we read that hover-ring at first too). The structure holds the distinction of being the first suspended bicycle roundabout in the world. [Read more...]

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Just Bolt it On: Smart, Powered Bicycle Wheels are on the Way

Thursday 10.24.2013 , Posted by

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NPR recently wrote about how, in almost every european country, bikes are outselling new cars – and that’s exciting news for anyone who wants to see bikes become a more dominant means of transportation. But, unless you’re a spandex sporting bike nut, most people don’t want to arrive at work dripping in sweat. Enter two exciting new, and funded, projects for powered bicycle wheels that are simply smart: the Copenhagen Wheel and FlyKly. How do you get extra power? Simply pedal like any normal bike. [Read more...]

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Forever Bicycles: Ai Weiwei Revisits his Impressive Repeating Sculpture at Toronto’s La Nuit Blanche

Friday 10.11.2013 , Posted by

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World renowned artist and activist Ai Weiwei recently re-released his impressively repeating Forever Bicycles installation at Toronto’s La Nuit Blanche, an all night arts and culture festival. He previously installed the massive piece at Galleria Continua in San Gimignano, Italy, that time stacking them on their sides and only using 760 bicycles… yes we said only. The new piece uses a staggering 3000 bicycles lit in such a way that they almost appear to be digital repetitions. [Read more...]

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Bicycles: You Are What You Ride

Tuesday 07.09.2013 , Posted by

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Have you ever considered what your favorite bicycle says about you? It could be far more than you imagined, expressing anything from that hidden “Gangsta” attitude you have inside, to the fact that you are a complete weirdo. Like it or not, a bicycle is a serious fashion statement… especially in this time of extreme 2-wheeled popularity. Luckily for us, French designers Romain Bourdieux and Thomas Pomarelle are here to help us find out just what our bicycle style is saying… and sharing with the street around us. [Read more...]

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Moniker: The Coolest Bike Handlebars You’ve Ever Seen

Monday 01.21.2013 , Posted by

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So you think your bike is cool? Think again. These handlebars are probably the most rad bespoke cycle gear you can get your hands on: genuine deer antlers fused with recycled metal to create a completely custom and completely awesome riding experience. As the pointy horns equally custom box proclaims, you’re sure to “leave your mark.” [Read more...]

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Bike Type: Writing with Chains of Bicycle Love

Monday 10.01.2012 , Posted by

Madrid, Spain based Jose Luis Romero Ramírez has a thing for flashy and unique typography. His latest creation is a bicycle chain based set of glyphs which would warm any cyclists heart. See more in the series at jlromerodesign.com. [Read more...]

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VISUAL BITS #170> Typography And Other Illustrations

Thursday 04.19.2012 , Posted by


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Totems: The Exaggerated Streets of Shanghai

Friday 11.04.2011 , Posted by

This new photo series, titled “Totems” from French photographer Alain Delorme, has captured a documentary style feel of Chinese society and the smaller trades that take place on the streets of Shanghai. His photos depict a sunny Shanghai and encompass the typical people one would find about the city — running errands, walking to work, small street vendors — mixed together with workers of superhuman abilities and strengths, moving monumental amounts of “Made in China” goods throughout the city [Read more...]

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Bikes of San Francisco

Saturday 08.20.2011 , Posted by

I was in San Francisco just yesterday, so when I returned home and saw this great ‘Bikes of San Francisco’ poster by Tor, I couldn’t help cracking up at how spot-on it was. A fixie for the Mission and a unicycle for the Haight? It’s an everyday occurrence. To see a full sized version, pedal by Flickr… just remember to watch out for those Muni tracks. [Read more...]

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Revolights: Let Your Wheels Light The Way

Monday 08.15.2011 , Posted by

With the advent of LED lights, the world of illumination has been revolutionized with a tiny, low power alternative. As we showed you before with Project Aura, the technology is now being applied to the revolving wheels of bicycles. This new prototype by the Palo Alto California based Revolights continues a growing trend with a novel new take on the idea: by using a set of side mounted rims on each wheel the system is able to both call attention to your presence and cleverly illuminate the road both in front and behind your bicycle. For more information, peddle over to revolights.com, then swing by their Kickstarter campaign to get these made! [Read more...]

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