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David Byrne's Bike Racks

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Renowned artist/environmentalist has some fun with bike rack design in New York City.

Is (Via Treehugger / Fast Co Design) Images: Decker Yeadon...read more

Bicycle Sounds

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Watch Stephen Meierding's musical entry into the Bike Shorts film competition

From Brian Eno to Autechre, musicians long have used found objects to create sounds for songs. Hell, one of the greatest records of all time, the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds, has a song ("You Still Believe In Me") featuring bike bells and horns. But this we've never seen. In "Bicycle Sounds," a short video from photographer Stephen Meierding (who shot the Biolite Stove!), we watch and listen to an......read more

Prospective Mobility

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Is this the future of urban transportation?

Battery-powered semi trucks? Trains that pick up cars full of passengers without stopping? Personal mobility capsules that attach to planes, trains, and boats? Sound a little far-fetched? Well it may be less sci-fi than you think, according to this video commissioned by Alstom. The animated clip, produced by Paris-based studio Le 7e bureau, envisions a prospective transportation future......read more

Barcelona Kaleidolapse

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Mirrored, time-lapse photos of Barcelona create a mesmerizing effect

After "Floating City" by Craig Shimala, we are seeing more and more videos that combine time-lapse photography with a mirrored effect to create urban kaleidoscopes. The latest focuses on one of the world's great cities. "Barcelona Kaleidolapse" was pieced together by the team at MyLapse, who portray their Catalan hometown in a mesmerizing new light. For those of you that have been lucky......read more

Cruisin' in Hong Kong

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Rolling through the HK streets with Dani Bautista and friends

"Cruisin' in Hong Kong" is just what it says it is: a short clip of skateboarders rolling through the streets of one of the world's great cities. The minute-and-a-half short was filmed by Dani Bautista and features skaters Chris Bradley, Chun Chai, Ah Wai, Ah Ngau, and Piet Guilfoyle hitting up local spots such as the winding Morrison Hill to Mei Foo skatepark. With all the extreme handrails and......read more

Brooklyn Farmer

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Filmmaker Michael Tyburski profiles the world's biggest rooftop farm

If you're reading this, you're probably already familiar with Brooklyn Grange (if not, start here then go here). In Brooklyn Farmer, filmmaker Michael Tyburski follows the story of a small group of dedicated staff and volunteers, who turned unused space in the city into the world's biggest rooftop farm, producing over 120,000 pounds of food for the local community. Today the farm is looking to......read more

PARIS GO-ZONES

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Directed By Cyprien Clément-Delmas

Contesting the words of a Fox News reporter who labelled the north of Paris as a “no-go zone”, director Cyprien Clément-Delmas, and the Parisian youth have come together to show an alternative side to the story; neighbourhoods bursting with life, creativity and diversity. Launch video for i-D France. Shot in Paris in September 2015. Directed by Cyprien......read more

Walls Of Change

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From The Cinemart Series "Here Comes The Neighborhood"

Check out the genisis of a neighborhood in Miami where art meets revitilization. In 2009, The Cinemart (thecinemart.com) traveled to Wynwood, Miami with the late Urban Visionary Tony Goldman to document his efforts to re-invent the Neighborhood with Street Art and Entrepreneurial Innovation. The result was Here Comes The Neighborhood (vimeo.com/herecomestheneighborhood) After the Series......read more

Ah shoot, more evidence that Mark Ronson is actually THE dude. The video for "The Bike Song," off his excellent new album with The Business Intl, follows a story about bike gang spies set in swinging '60s London. The tune itself is a big, fun glorification of two-wheeled transport, featuring Spank Rock on pro-environment raps: "I can't understand it, but I can't really stand 'em, girls love cars,......read more

Google Maps Adds Bike Routes

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Good news for two-wheeled travelers.

Just in time for spring, Google Maps has added biking directions to their hugely popular online mapping service last week. The new feature comes with directions for cyclists in 150 cities in the United States. This is great news for the cycling community, which has been pressing Google to add bike routes to Google Maps for a long while. Suggested cycling routes are designed to avoid freeways......read more

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