09 July 2010

Moving House by Bicycle in Barcelona


When I was at the 3rd Bicycle Congress in Lleida, Catalonia a couple of months back, my friend Jordi told me about how he moved flats in Barcelona using bicycles - and a group of friends. He's now sent me the film about the experience and it's quite cool.

They went back and forth across half of Barcelona and were quite knackered but they had a great day. Super inspiration for using pedal-power in urban centres.

Bicicletas de carga
Vanapedal.es

Direction: Luisa Ojeda
Editor: Cristina Carrasco
Producers: Jordi Manuel Galí / Maria Luisa Ojeda / Luisa Ojeda

11 comments:

eli riveire said...

LOVE IT. What a whimsical and happy way to move.

I just reposted this on my blog as well.

Verónica said...

GREAT!! Super fun way to move!

Anonymous said...

That's been happening in Portland for years now.

http://www.shifttobikes.org/wiki/bikefun:move_x_bike

Anonymous said...

That's been happening in Portland for years now.

http://www.shifttobikes.org/wiki/bikefun:move_x_bike

Kevin Love said...

This is quite common in Toronto and Montreal. In Montreal, there is even a business, Transport Myette, that only does moves by bicycle. Transport Myette has two permanent employees and hires two more seasonal employees for the moving season. All they do is bicycle moves. For details see:

http://www.thestar.com/article/659250

I also see that bicycle tourism in Copenhagen made the New York Times at:


http://travel.nytimes.com/2010/07/11/travel/11hours.html

ZA said...

Very nice! But why all the English language?

Que bella, pero porque tanto en Ingles?

E G S said...

Este video está muy chingón; gracias por compartir!

Anonymous said...

Lleida, Catalonia Nooooo!!!!

Lleida, SPAIN !!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Lleida or Lérida is in Spain. Catalonia is not a nation as Constitutional Court recently dictamined

guss said...

Fantastico !
La Bici es Futuro

Arnau Mir said...

I was expecting the typical Spanish nationalist comments whenever someone speaks of Catalonia. Of course Lleida is in Catalonia and of course that Catalonia is a nation (not a state, yet, inside the spanish state, whatever it says a court. In the past, some courts also said that blacks were not persons.
Please leave the politics aside and talk of bicycles, which is what it is.