I was just thinking about this the other day about how I am a huge proponent for multi-purpose spaces in a home, storage solutions that are clever and flexible as needs change, and the like, but I sometimes forget that these same concepts are just as vital in the public realm and that even small scale changes can make a big difference. These minimalist fold-out bike racks are a great, simple step toward a more cyclist and pedestrian friendly environment in congested urban areas that have yet to accommodate alternative transportation at a larger scale, such as bicycle and rapid transit lanes on roads, car-free commercial areas, and public parks. Fewer bulky bike racks and bouquets of bikes inconveniently chained to other bikes chained to street signs taking up sidewalk space!
Symbioza - bicycle [via conceptlandscape]
This would be the most ridiculously expensive, dangerous, and AWESOME IDEA EVER.
I love travel, I love metros, and I want to go to there. All of the theres.
This. Is. Amazing.
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Hey transit authorities, take notes. This is how to get more people using public transportation.
Pretty awesome… I’ve heard of the first one before, but the other ones are pretty great as well.
The three in New York City are all fascinating, ESPECIALLY the South 4th Street station graffiti in Williamsburg.
Did you know that before making Full Metal Jacket and A Clockwork Orange, Stanley Kubrick was actually a relatively well known photojournalist?
His iconic photos of the New York subway are some of our all time favorites.
via Huh Magazine
I did not know this.
1 CAR SPACE = 10 BICYCLES
I’m posting this mainly because I spent the weekend in New York and [fairly] successfully navigated the subway system by myself for the first time. Woo!
General Motors streetcar conspiracy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via nikkitron)