Month: October 2013

Bicycles are outselling cars in Europe and that might not be just a blip

Bicycle sales outpaced new-car sales last year in all of the 27 member countries of the European Union, except Belgium and Luxembourg, NPR reported on Oct. 24. One reason is that car sales have slumped in the midst of the

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The Family Bike of Japan

Recently I was asked by a journalist to define the term mamachari. That’s a good question that left me scratching my head as mamachari isn’t easy to define in a few lines of text. First up the word mamachari is

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Ai Weiwei’s Forever Bicycles Installation Stuns Toronto

Ai Weiwei, the dissident Chinese artist who is the only contemporary Chinese artist that most people in the West know of, has a thing for bicycles. He’s been going around the world creating versions ofForever Bicycles — an installation that uses

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Car-Centric Spain Begins To Embrace The Bicycle

For the first time on record, bicycles have outsold cars in Spain. Higher taxes on fuel and on new cars have prompted cash-strapped Spaniards to opt for two wheels instead of four. Last year, 780,000 bicycles were sold in the

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