The city of Hangzhou (China) looked for an awnser to the exhausts from combustion engines. In 2008 the solution came in a 24 000 000 dollar bike share program. 86 000+ public bikes seems like a good idea. Helas, the users didn’t care and didn’t bring them back to one of the 3000 docking stations. After a while the bikes were in a really bad shape and there’s no money to repair them. The city got covered in bikes and the police had to pick up more and more bikes because of complaints. The result: 16 graveyards for thousants of bikes around the city.
… as seen one morning on a freight train.
The Foxrider, a tricycle designed by Adiel Devos, is 40 years old, still looking cool and still in production (by MetaFox)!
Alert users of the Antwerp Velo-bikes taught this driver a lesson in car parking…
I’m convinced we can do a lot with a bike, but I’m nut sure I would recommend what Kevin Reza of FDJ did on the descent of the Simplonpass in the 2017 Tour de Suisse. 135,44 km/h on a bike sounds completely insane. It’s for sure a no go for me!
Bikes and coffee. One often a good indicator of the other and one of my all time favorites. In Brussels I came across this green bike of PermaFungi. The guy riding it explained they grow mushrooms on coffee grounds in the city itself. Collecting (30 000 kg of coffee grounds) and delivering (6 000 kg of mushrooms) are solely done by bike.
BicyLift by FlexiModal is a very fast and handy way to pick up Europallets by bike. The system can carry up to 180kg. Can’t find the price anywhere…