06 May 2009

Dreams on Wheels - Danish Cycling Culture


The 'Dreams on Wheels - Danish Cycling Culture for Urban Sustainability' exhibition rolls on. And now there is a website for the exhibition, in English.

www.dreamsonwheels.dk

Here you can read about the exhibition, see which cities it'll be coming to and what have you.

Next up is Tokyo and a series of other Japanese cities from 15.05.2009-02.06.2009 and Moscow from 20.05.2009-15.06.2009.

I'll thrilled to report that I'll be speaking at conferences in both Moscow and Japan between 21 - 31 May, 2009.


When I lectured in Riga last month, I finally got to see the exhibition live. In addition to the Dreams on Wheels show, there were various local bikes, including these two 'freak bikes' as the guys who make them call them:


In Danish a nickname for the bicycle is 'garden gate', which is given a new meaning when seeing the one above.


There was also a cool old Soviet bike with a crocheted skirtguard. A lovely touch.

5 comments:

Jeannie said...

Aw, phooey they aren't coming as far as West Coast America. Sounds fantastic though - do post photos!

Kiwehtin said...

Looking forward to seeing your reports and impressions from Japan. I'm sure Tokyo and other Japanese cities must be pretty close to your own in bike-friendliness. Congratulations on being involved in this!

tinarama said...

Great pics – I am totally going to crochet a skirt guard like that for my old black bike. Thanks for the inspiration!

Mikael said...

thanks, kiwehtin.

i will, jeannie!

tinarama: see here for a DIY skirtguard: http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-&-Easy-Bicycle-Skirt-Guards/

Anonymous said...

Here's a link to skirtguards you can buy in the US...not as pretty but possibly more durable than crocheted ones...plus a good option for those who don't know how to crochet (like me).

www.theurbanbicycle.com