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.



The Fietsbieb (Bike Library) is a new initiative in several Flemish cities where families can borrow bikes for children under 12 for one year. A yearly subscription costs 20 EUR, a warrant for every bike in loan is also 20 EUR. When your child outgrows a bike you trade it in for a bigger one. Loan administration and repairs are done by volunteers…