Re: [carfree_cities] Cargo bikes in cities
=v= Wow, these are fantastic. Just like Beijing.
=v= He had another great entry there, with lots of photos of
cargo bikes *and* regular bikes hauling things, inspired by
remarks I made in my flickr stream about Zipcar's latest ad
Zipcar puts ads in public transit stations, painting transit
in an unflattering light, arguing that "sometimes you just need
a car." While I think a car-share is fine for cases where one
needs a car, every ad pictures a scenario in which a car isn't
needed at all.
=v= One of these ads targeted bikes instead of transit, which
peeved my friend Katherine Roberts and inspired her to come up
with subvertisements arguing, "sometimes you just need a bike."
She had a photo of me hauling a trellis, and she knew I could
track down the font and put the thing together. I actually
made a bunch of them:
Most of these are photos I took, but I also got permission to
use two excellent photos from other people.