Archives for August 2011

Mia Birk at TEDxPortland – Pedalling Towards a Healthier Planet

Mia Birk: President — Alta Planning + Design
In her book Joyride: Pedaling Toward a Healthier Planet, Mia Birk tells the dramatic story of how a group of determined visionaries transformed Portland into a cycling mecca and inspired the nation. She has spent over 21 years creating active communities where bicycling and walking are safe and fun daily activities. Former bicycle program manager for the City of Portland, Mia is currently teaching urban studies at Portland State University and is the president of Alta Planning + Design.

Street Books: A pedal-powered library in Portland

Learn more about this inspiring project here: Street Books

Danny MacAskill – Industrial Revolution

Everything about this, great. “Falling from high places.” Brilliant. Sure, it’s a lot of the same tricks he’s done before yet this is such a stunning setting. Enjoy.


This is pretty cool. I’ve seen a few other prototypes of rim mounted lights. Most are bright and flashy but seem to provide added visibility from the sides only. Also, TRON.

More at Kickstarter.


Godspeed or God Speed comes from the Middle English expression “God spede (you)”, a wish for success and fortune for one setting out on an enterprise, voyage, adventure, or travels. (wikipedia)

Made for Artcrank 2011 this print uses real bike parts for all elements. More here.