29 March 2008

Those Hardy Canadians and Swedes

This is quite possibly the most organic bike rack imaginable. Just embed your front wheel in the snow, as these cyclists did outside McGill University in Montréal. Spotted over at the very cool website Spacing Montreal.

It's surely no coincedence that when the Vikings discovered America 1000 years ago, they headed straight for what is now Canada. We northern tribes understand each other. Just getting on with it, despite the weather.

Which brings us to this beautiful sculpture in Västerås, Sweden. A tribute to bike culture led, of course, by a woman on a bike. Västerås is a snow-bound chilly town with weather that the Montréalers above would understand and embrace.

Nevertheless, 33% of all journeys are made by bike.