27 September 2013

Citizen Cyclists are Forward-Thinking (In Lithuania and everywhere else)


Lithuania wants you to like them. They want to show you how progressive, modern and forward-thinking they are. They use a Citizen Cyclist to hammer home the point.

The Future is Here.

16 September 2013

Episode 10 - Political Will - Top 10 Design Elements in Copenhagen's Bicycle Culture

Episode 10 - Political Will - Top 10 Design Elements in Copenhagen's Bicycle Culture from Copenhagenize on Vimeo.

The 10th and final episode in the series by über intern Ivan Conte.


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

13 September 2013

Subversive Bicycle Photos - Rio de Janeiro

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Before the Girl from Ipanema, there was the Bicycle from Copacabana. 1940s.

It's been a while since we've released Subversive Bicycle Photos, not least because we fear that our bicycle tires will get slashed in the middle of the night by the automobile industry for uncovering secret photo documentation about how cycling used to be normal in every city in the world. This is, however, the age of Snowdons and Assanges and we have been inspired to keep on at it, despite the consquences.

While we are slowly chipping away at the bizarre but nonetheless prevalant misconceptions that bicycles are a new-fangled intruder in cities and all the ridiculous comments like "people won't cycle here... it's too hot/cold/hilly/", they remain a hurdle. Despite over a century of evidence to the contrary.

Do NOT let these photos get out. Use a proxy server in Tajikistan when viewing them and delete your cache. Nobody must know that cycling was a normal transport form in Rio de Janeiro. It's our little secret. Especially don't tell the president of the Brazilian national oil company Petrobras. She was quoted recently that she "loves traffic jams. They're good for business."

Lord knows what she'll do if she sees these photos from the 1940s.
Rio de Janeiro 1940s - Vintage Cycle Chic
Bicycle parking on Copacabana Beach, 1940s. We love the classic Danish Bulldog child's seat.

Rio de Janeiro 1942 - Vintage Cycle Chic

Rio de Janeiro. 1940s.

Thanks to Zé Lobo and Tiago for the photos. They're probably hiding somewhere in the Amazon as I write this.

For more photos that you MUST NOT VIEW, here are some from Los Angeles, Canberra, Queensland, New South Wales, Vancouver, Singapore, Dublin.

09 September 2013

Episode 09 - Desire Lines - Top 10 Design Elements in Copenhagen's Bicycle Culture

Episode 09 - Desire Lines - Top 10 Design Elements in Copenhagen's Bicycle Culture from Copenhagenize on Vimeo.

Episode 09 - Desire Lines!


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

03 September 2013

Episode 08 - Cargo Bikes - Top 10 Design Elements in Copenhagen's Bicycle Culture

Episode 08 - Cargo Bikes - Top 10 Design Elements in Copenhagen's Bicycle Culture from Copenhagenize on Vimeo.


Episode 08 is here. Ûber intern Ivan Conte and the Copenhagenize Design Co. team explore another integral aspect of Copenhagen's bicycle-friendliness - the use of cargo bikes.

Lest we forget... the Copenhagenize Design Co. book CARGO BIKE NATION is available for online purchase.

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

02 September 2013

On Kalvebod Brygge, "The Waves" are opened

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On Friday the 30th of August, the Kalvebod Waves, designed by JDS Architects, were officially opened. Copenhagenize.com has already promoted this fantastic new dock when it was still only a project. It will bring life to the waterfront part, but it could have created a bicycle shortcut. Indeed, the opportunity to create a better connexion between Kalvebod and Island Brygge has been missed.
Cf. article Kalvebod Waves and a lost opportunity (pictures and plans)

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Kayak racks.

DSC_0020 In July, a part of the Waves has already opened and many inhabitants enjoyed this new public space.