Lovely short film about Berlin’s urban cycling scene, a teaser for Gestalten’s book on bicycle culture and design.
Something about cyclists seems to provoke fury in other road users. If you doubt this, try a search for the word “cyclist” on Twitter. As I write this one of the latest tweets is this: “Had enough of cyclists today! Just wanna ram them with my car.” This kind of sentiment would get people locked up if directed against an ethnic minority or religion, but it seems to be fair game, in many people’s minds, when directed against cyclists.
Why all the rage? … My theory is that motorists hate cyclists because they think they offend the moral order.
A thoughtful piece on NYC’s bicycle infrastructure, in response to recent ignorant comments that bike lanes are for “woosies.” Tragically, virtually none of New York’s mayoral candidates supports bike lanes.
The new Cinelli logo employed a Standard Bold typeface with modified spacing to register an iconic effect. The “winged C” itself was inspired by the clean graphic art of 1950s British motorcycle brands. The colors within the wings — an orange-red, mild green, and yellow — made absolutely no reference to any cycling tradition. Lupi recollects that they were inspired specifically by the particular enamel of British locomotives, but with hindsight they seem equally a product of the irreverent postmodern aesthetics of the late-1970s and early-1980s Milanese design.
The 12 don’ts of bicycling, from this fabulous 1969 illustrated bike safety manual
A charmingly illustrated vintage bicycle safety manual circa 1969
Displays of Affection (1981) – iconic French cartoonist Sempé explores relationship clichés in charming drawings of people (who fall in and out of love) on bikes.
Gorgeous cityscape made out of bicycle parts by artist Thomas Yang.
Tron-like visualization of bike journeys reveals London’s hubs
SFPD bike theft specialist, quoted in a fascinating article on the economics of stolen bicycles and the psychology of bike theft.
Bike Crash Kit – free iOS app helps cyclists record all legally relevant information in the event of a crash.
You know the future has arrived when a piece of technology is able to 3D-print a fully functional bicycle. Yes, bicycle.
“It’s a way to take back your neighborhood.”
Need a reason to be cheerful? Lovely video on how Google Maps are helping make the Motor City more bike-friendly.
Now if only they’d release bike directions in Google Maps on iOS…
Bicycle sounds, lovely.