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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
Location: Milano, Italy
Foto by INFORMAZIONE LIBERA via Patrizia Marinozzi
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“Parklets” are spreading over parking spaces creating some innovatives urban areas across America. Plots of urban land (usually parking spaces!) are taken by the city government and turned into small and great parks to hang out.
According to Life Edited, swapping may be the new shopping. I do believe so.
Considering this huge trend, here are some cool swapping websites for fashion lovers, that also love shopping online:
America’s favorite swap hostesses and internationally recognized sustainable style experts, spreading secondhand style.
Same idea as Swapaholics: Clean out your closet and take everything you want to swap and take it to the nearest Clothing Swap® event. Company is based in San Francisco, CA for 17 years now. All “left over” items are donated to charity shops.
World’s number #1 fashion swap website, you can upload images of your unwanted clothes and accessories and swap for other items or even sell it.
New York City is painting it WHITE.
In a collaboration between NYC Service and the NYC Department of Buildings, this project facilitate the cooling of city’s rooftops. When roofs are reflectives (like white) it helps to reduce cooling costs during summer by cutting energy usage and lower greenhouse gas emissions. Anyone living in NYC can get involved.
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).
It is nice to see big brands joining the sustainable club. In France, McDonald’s made a (very cute) set of reusable cups designed by Patrick Norguet. The disposable Styrofoam coffee cups are being replaced by stylish ceramic cups with protective wrap bands in six different colors. Cups will still be free!