18 February 2010

Bicycles and Poetry in Lisbon

From our friends at Curtiba Cycle Chic we have found poetry and bicycles. On the bike lane along the banks of the River Tagus in Lisbon excerpts of the poem "The Keeper of Sheep" by Fernando Pessoa (nom de plume: Alberto Caeiro) are printed on the asphalt.

What a brilliant idea. Urban cycling may be transport, but it is also culture and marrying it to poetry further removes it from sport, which is the way forward for encouraging more people to cycle.

I like the graphic addition to the urban landscape, too. Perfect for The Slow Bicycle Movement.

1 comment:

Clara Gallo said...

I'll be traveling to Lisbon in a couple of days and since biking is a part of my daily life I thought of renting a bike there as well. I did some research and I found bikeiberia, a local company that does bike tours and rents bikes. They're very organized and I've already reserved a bike to get around in Lisbon. While in there I will definitely be riding on this bike lane. Can't wait for it!