Nico Sforza

thisbigcity:

urbangeographies:

BICYCLE ACTIVISM:  Latvian activists from a branch of the bicycle advocacy group Let’s Bike it recently created a visual reminder of the space taken by cars on a typical road. To this end, the group fabricated bamboo skeletons shaped like actual cars and mounted them on their bikes. The activists then cycled around the streets of Riga for several hours to highlight the absurdity of using a large car to move a single person. The stunt was organized as part of European Mobility Week, an ongoing campaign that explores sustainable urban mobility around Europe.

Source:  Christopher Jobson, ”Cycling Activists Build Bamboo Car Skeletons to Demonstrate Space Taken by Single Occupancy Cars,” Colossal, 

Simple yet clear. Go by bike!


This is a NASA photo from a research project to study wake vortex turbulent air currents behind aircraft. The experiment involved C-130 airplanes and smoke generators on the wingtips to observe the downward spiraling currents and their efffect on following planes.

This is a NASA photo from a research project to study wake vortex turbulent air currents behind aircraft. The experiment involved C-130 airplanes and smoke generators on the wingtips to observe the downward spiraling currents and their efffect on following planes.

(Source: c130-hercules, via holdshortofyankee)