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: 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
Filed under: Awareness, Digital, DIY, Green, Lifestyle, New Ideas, Outdoor, Recycling, Take Action
TrashOut is a free crowdsourcing app which gives users a way to report illegal dumps. Users comment reports, upload pictures, check the TrashMap and also be rewarded with badges for reporting and helping to clean up public spaces.
Available for iOS and Android.
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: Cool, Design, Food, Lifestyle, Outdoor, Recycling | Tags: container, mobile, pizzeria, Recycle, reuse
Ok, ok, no one wants to hear about cool ways of recycling containers anymore. But THIS one is I must post, because it combines two things I love – street food and reusing old stuff.
In San Francisco, Jon Darsky left his job in a pizzeria and decided to open his own – and a mobile one. Made from a reused container, the pizzeria is installed on the back of a truck.
Filed under: Beauty, bike, Cycling, Lifestyle, Outdoor | Tags: bike, Brigitte Bardot, celebrity, famous, Grace Kelly, Hollywood
Nothing better than checking on Rides A Bike to feel inspired during UKs National Bike Week – 16th to 24th June 2012. Looking at some mesmerising photographies dedicated to movie stars and their self-propelled vehicles, AnOther magazine interviewed Steven Rea, a film critic for The Philadelphia Inquirer and founder of the blog.
Here, some of my favourites!
Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, a bike and a gun.
Macaulay Culkin and Anna Chlumsky.
Marie Versini and Jean-Paul Belmondo lie with bikes.
Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman ride bikes.
Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford.
At last, but not the least…James Stewart and Grace Kelly.