Filed under: Awareness, bike, Cycling, Food, Lifestyle, New Ideas, Organic, Outdoor, Recycling, Sharing, Slow Life, Urban Mobility, Urban Spaces | Tags: colaborative projects, community
Towards the human city it’s a unique project from a spanish couple, Fernando Casado and Paula García, which aims to map 101 transformative and successful urban initiatives. Believing that many global issues can be addressed by local bottom-up initiatives regarding housing, safety, education, sustainability, climate, food, health, mobility, equality and governance. One of the main character common in all projects is the citizenparticipation, demonstrating that local authorities are now in need of citizen-led organization in order to make effective changes.
Project “Mejor en Bici”, bike sharing in Bogotá, Colombia.
The couple is working on a documentary to tell show the project at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, Habitat III and will create a global database with those successful urban cases and turn it in an open source platform where anyone can update with their own urban experiences.
Project: The Unexpected Petry of Cities, Washington DC.
From: Guardian UK
Filed under: Awareness, bike, DIY, Green, Lifestyle, Recycling, Sharing, Slow Life, Swap, Take Action, Urban Spaces
Repairing things is, nowadays, very “retro”. People just buy a new one. But the Repair Café, now a worldwide silently protesting against the planned obsolescence. They have all necessary tools to fix clothes, electrical appliances, bikes, furniture, etc and also repair specialists such as electricians, seamstresses, carpenters and bicycle mechanic. The great and innovative idea aims to teach people “to see their possessions in a new light.” and realizing all the perks of repairing their own things.
This is a great initiative to help us to reconsider the way we consume and relate to consumer goods. Since its beginning, the Repair Café has prevented a 3,200kg of wast around the globe.
Filed under: bike, Cool, Cycling, Design, New Ideas, Outdoor, Slow Life, Take Action, Urban Mobility
London Mayor, Boris Johnson, has a new plan of making elevated platforms to cycle away from traffic. The paths won’t be free – it has been suggested that one journey would cost £1 with an Oyster card, still less than half the price of a Tube journey within Zone 1.
From Who’s Jack
Leave your car at home, grab your bike and join a pop-up movie theater for cyclists. Projects like this are poping everywhere! Here, some examples of successful initiatives.
BIKE-IN happens twice a year in Tempe Beach, Arizona and the group decides what movie to watch!
The CYCLE-IN, in London, allows you to to plug your bike into a generator, hop on, and start pedaling away for an entirely human-powered movie experience (A/N Blog).
Filed under: Awareness, bike, Cycling, Technology | Tags: bikes, LED, night, safety.
I think is amazing all the gadgets we’re creating to make cycling a safer way to get around. The Early Winter Night Biking Gloves is a great example: wool gloves with LEDs that lights up an arrow sign when you hold your hand in form of a fist.
Prisioners of the city Santa Rita do Sapucaí, in Brazil, are taking the opportunity to reduce their sentences by developing a sustainable activity. There are 2 bikes available to cycle and generate electricity to light six light bulbs in a city’ square.