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Copenhagen’s Bike Butlers

Cyclists in Copenhagen who park their bicycles illegally are returning to where they left them to discover that city authorities have moved them - and placed them in the nearest purpose-built bike rack, while giving the chain a bit of a lube, pumping up the tyres and leaving a polite note asking them to park in the correct place in future.

The Copenhagenize blog, citing a report from the newspaper Berlingske, says that aim of the initiative, begun in April this year and set to run through to at least January 2011, is to encourage people to use bike racks located by the city's Metro station, rather than leaving them in places where access may be required by the emergency services.

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Posted: August 27th, 2010
at 12:33pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: myninjaplease,bikes

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Bicycle Wine

What wine to drink is always a pertinant question when travelling. In Melbourne, however, it was quite simple to choose. Rolling. Complete with a lovely cyclist on the label.

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Posted: August 21st, 2010
at 8:43am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: bikes,drinks

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Torkel Dohmers Commuter Bicycle

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Posted: August 15th, 2010
at 8:41am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: design,competitions,bikes

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Cycling Copenhagen

While Streetfilms was in Copenhagen for the Velo-City 2010 conference, of course we wanted to showcase its biking greatness.A But we were also looking to take a different perspective then all the myriad other videos out there.A Since there were an abundance of advocates, planners, and city transportation officials attending from the U.S. and Canada, we thought it’d be awesome to get their reactions to the city’s built environment and compare to bicycling conditions in their own cities.

If you’ve never seen footage of the Copenhagen people riding bikes during rush hour - get ready - it’s quite a site, as nearly 38% of all transportation trips in Copenhagen are done by bike.A With plenty of safe, bicycle infrastructure (including hundreds of miles of physically separated cycletracks) its no wonder that you see all kinds of people on bikes everywhere.A 55% of all riders are female, and you see kids as young as 3 or 4 riding with packs of adults.

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Posted: August 4th, 2010
at 8:14am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: film,bikes

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HR-2 Electric Bike by ELMOTO

Elmoto is a light electric bike weighing 45kg It can reach a top speed of 45km per hour Aand takes 2-4 hours to recharge the battery.

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Posted: July 9th, 2010
at 4:03pm by Koookiecrumbles


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The Hopworks Beer Bike

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Posted: June 26th, 2010
at 4:29pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: green,design,bikes,drinks

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Time to Rethink Design

David Carlson of the David Report has released a new trend look at the state of a full design world. Design contamination has taken over an expertise that is barely 100 years old; new products are simply the variations of old themes- (conceptual design, new articulations of the same, design signatures and design as art).

However if we are able to get back to using aging products and making design matter in a lifecycle, there is a cleaner horizon.

Designer Naoto Fukasawa: "I understand that myArole is about enhancing our living…. I've become moreAattached to the current life, and have started considering the betterment of our lives in a reality where we allAbelong, rather than predicting what could happen".

We need new storytellers:

Fred Alan Wolf - The Dreaming Universe (1994):A"Aboriginals believe in two forms of time: two parallelAstreams of activity. One is the daily objective activity,Athe other is an infinite spiritual cycle, called dreamtime,Amore real than reality itself…".

Carlson poses a great question, how do we A"change old habits and not to perpetuate the sales argument that the main role of designAis added value."

Read the full report in one of three forms: PDF, Flip Through Version or Text

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Collapsible Bicycle by Mark Sanders

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Posted: March 17th, 2010
at 12:14am by Koookiecrumbles


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Cannondale’s Simon Suspension System

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Posted: January 14th, 2010
at 2:30pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: business,design,bikes

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