04 April 2008

Phriday Photos

Venstresving
A friendly sign reading "Left Turn for cyclists. Please use the button on the opposite side of the pole". Pressing the button changes the traffic lights so bikes can turn left at this t-intersection.
Copenhagen Keirin
Another bike lane street sweeper and an elderly Copenhagner playing keirin.
Bike Brands
So many bike brands have names appropriate to the way we use our bikes in Copenhagen.

There are so many called "Shopping" or "Marcado" or "street"this or "city"that. Or the retrostyle "tourist" theme.

Lingering at the back like a dodgy aroma is a Ragazzi - probably leftover from the mid 90's when mountain bikes were popular for about three and a half months.

For some reason the market was flooded with cheap Italian mountain bikes.
Velorbis Churchill
Another example of bikes as adverts for companies. In this case a bespoke Velorbis Churchill with an advert for Gavekortet.dk, a company that sells gift certificates which can be cashed in a wide variety of shops and services.
Painting Cobblestones...
Painting bike pictograms on cobblestones is one of the few great challenges facing Copenhagen bike culture. :-)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I actually worked on a Ragazzi in Seattle years ago - truly a cheap "mountain style" bike ("style" as in "home style" cooking, which never comes from anyone's home). What amazed the most about it, though, was that, agressively Italian style name notwithstanding, it was made in Germany. Val

Zakkaliciousness said...

well there you go. i didn't know that. Viva la europa. But not a good advert for German design! .-)