30 August 2013

Mobility Week in Paris: "Bike to Work"

Paris - semaine de la mobilité 2013

The European Mobility Week is coming soon! Here's a good initiative in Paris: the city encourages the inhabitants to use their bike to go to work.

You can sign up on the website: velo.citegreen.com and track how many kilometers you ride the whole week. You can win a week's holiday in Croatia. Strange way to reward the cyclists. Is it so tiring to ride a bike for one week?

You can also take a picture and win a glow-in-the-dark water bottle. I've lived for years in Paris and I can tell you there are no water bottles on bicycles ridden by Citizen Cyclists.

Parisians: dress up and ride your bike! Look how chic Copenhageners are when we are heading for the office.

Clotilde Imbert is a French urban planner working with Copenhagenize Design Co. here in Copenhagen.

26 August 2013

Episode 07 - MIcro Design - Top 10 Design Elements in Copenhagen's Bicycle Culture


The next episode in the series by Copenhagenize Design Co. überintern Ivan Conte is Micro Design, a natural follow-up to the previous episode on Macro Design.


FILM SERIES: TOP TEN DESIGN ELEMENTS IN BICYCLE-FRIENDLY COPENHAGEN
- EPISODE 01 - THE BIG PICTURE
- EPISODE 02 - THE GREEN WAVE
- EPISODE 03 - INTERMODALITY
- EPISODE 04 - SAFETY DETAILS
- EPISODE 05 - NØRREBROGADE
- EPISODE 06 - MACRO DESIGN
- EPISODE 07 - MICRO DESIGN
- EPISODE 08 - CARGO BIKES
- EPISODE 09 - DESIRE LINES
- EPISODE 10 - POLITICAL WILL

19 August 2013

Episode 06 - Macro Design - Top 10 Design Elements in Copenhagen's Bicycle Culture


Here we go... episode 06 of the Top 10 Design Elements in a bicycle-friendly Copenhagen. Über-intern Ivan Conte presents Copenhagenize's Kristen Maddox as she discusses the importance of Macro Design.


FILM SERIES: TOP TEN DESIGN ELEMENTS IN BICYCLE-FRIENDLY COPENHAGEN
- EPISODE 01 - THE BIG PICTURE
- EPISODE 02 - THE GREEN WAVE
- EPISODE 03 - INTERMODALITY
- EPISODE 04 - SAFETY DETAILS
- EPISODE 05 - NØRREBROGADE
- EPISODE 06 - MACRO DESIGN
- EPISODE 07 - MICRO DESIGN
- EPISODE 08 - CARGO BIKES
- EPISODE 09 - DESIRE LINES
- EPISODE 10 - POLITICAL WILL

12 August 2013

Shop by Bike is Here!

The EU project, CycleLogistics, has been up and running for a couple years now, working hard to replace cars and trucks with bicycles for inner city goods transport. And by goods I mean all types of goods: the groceries you bring home from Fakta, nestled nicely in your front basket (or hanging precariously on your handlebars), that quattro formaggi you order far too often that flies to your door in no time on the pizza shop's bicycle, the municipal services' cargo bikes that clean up Strøget after messy tourists...All of these are examples of CycleLogistics in action. And now it's your turn to get involved in the project.

Shop by bike is a campaign to encourage more regular folks to do their daily shopping by bicycle: groceries, clothing, home improvements, you name it. But I know what you're thinking... "I already do this!" And it's true, Copenhageners are notorious for using their bikes for all sorts of tasks. That's why we've altered the campaign a bit for this spectacular town. Rather than simply trying to convince you to shop by bicycle, we want you to prove your status as the world's best bicycling city by taking part in our photo contest. From 12 August - 12 September, share with us a photo of you and your bike, stacked with goods, just after shopping. We'll pick a winner in each of our three categories: largest load, craziest balancing job and weirdest items.

How do I enter?
It's insanely easy. Just snap a photo of you and your bike (loaded with your shopping goods, of course) in front of the store you just visited and then send it in to us...that's it!

When should I send photos?
The campaign runs from 12.08 - 12.09 2013. Send us your photos in that time period for you chance to win.

Where should I sent my photo?
Facebook: Shop by bike KBH or CycleLogistics
Twitter: @CycleLogistics #shopbybikekbh #cyclelogistics
Instagram:@CycleLogistics #shopbybikekbh #cyclelogistics
Email: cyclelogistics@copenhagenize.eu (subject line: Shop by bike KBH)

What do I win?
There are three choices for you to choose from should you win. Either a classic wicker basket, two different styles of chic front racks or sophisticated side pannier bags, courtesy of Cycle Chic Republic.

What's the fine print?
The only catch is that we need you to take an extremely short (and fun!) online survey about your bicycle shopping habits. You can also find the link on the Shop by bike KBH Facebook page. This survey isn't meant to waste your time. The information you give will help to promote and advocate for better conditions for citizen cyclists all over Europe.

Good luck and happy shopping!

Episode 05 - Nørrebrogade - Top 10 Design Elements in Copenhagen's Bicycle Culture


In Episode 05 we highlight what really is the greatest project of the past decade in Copenhagen. The retrofitting of the street Nørrebrogade.

FILM SERIES: TOP TEN DESIGN ELEMENTS IN BICYCLE-FRIENDLY COPENHAGEN
- EPISODE 01 - THE BIG PICTURE
- EPISODE 02 - THE GREEN WAVE
- EPISODE 03 - INTERMODALITY
- EPISODE 04 - SAFETY DETAILS
- EPISODE 05 - NØRREBROGADE
- EPISODE 06 - MACRO DESIGN
- EPISODE 07 - MICRO DESIGN
- EPISODE 08 - CARGO BIKES
- EPISODE 09 - DESIRE LINES
- EPISODE 10 - POLITICAL WILL

06 August 2013

Bicycle Freedom in Toronto 1910

Bicycle Freedom in Toronto 1910
Found this photo in a book at the Texada Island Library book sale yesterday. Even in 1910, the bicycle offered a fantastic mobility option for the citizens battling with sub-standard public transport.

05 August 2013

Episode 04 - Safety Details - Top 10 Design Elements in Copenhagen's Bicycle Culture


Here you go. Episode 04 in our series about the Top 10 design elements that make Copenhagen a bicycle friendly city.


FILM SERIES: TOP TEN DESIGN ELEMENTS IN BICYCLE-FRIENDLY COPENHAGEN
- EPISODE 01 - THE BIG PICTURE
- EPISODE 02 - THE GREEN WAVE
- EPISODE 03 - INTERMODALITY
- EPISODE 04 - SAFETY DETAILS
- EPISODE 05 - NØRREBROGADE
- EPISODE 06 - MACRO DESIGN
- EPISODE 07 - MICRO DESIGN
- EPISODE 08 - CARGO BIKES
- EPISODE 09 - DESIRE LINES
- EPISODE 10 - POLITICAL WILL