Bike Wars

Some cool bikes images:

Bike Wars
bikes

Image by Libertinus
Carnival of Subculture 2013. Köpi Berlin

Photoreportage:

www.enlavuelta.org/Bike-Wars-Subcultura-en-pedales.html

Bikes For Hire
bikes

Image by canonsnapper
The Mayor of London wants everybody to swap their cars for bikes, to save the environment, so he has organised for bikes to be available for hire throughout town (sponsored by Barclays Bank). For other images, see:

www.flickr.com/photos/canonsnapper/4859743872/

www.flickr.com/photos/canonsnapper/4858399090/

13 thoughts on “Bike Wars

  1. suzyq212

    Great contrasts of light and dark and with somewhat interest. I love the angle of the shot, but it seems to lack emotion for me. 4/5

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  2. Seeing God's Beauty

    Very nice contrasts and like the concept. I would like to have seen what this would have been like with a perspective from "down the line" of the bikes in front so that the people and right sidewalk area wasn’t included. 4/5

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  3. canonsnapper

    Thank you for the comments, a2punti, suzy and SGB. Did you look at the other images not posted to the ‘Exploring’ site?

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  4. Uliuli

    So, how is that project going for London? Here in Brisbane they are about to launch "CityCycle" which is probably exactly the same concept. However, just recently the scheme and our Mayor have been criticised quite badly: apparently people are not happy because the stations take up valuable car parking spaces or loading zone spaces in the inner city… Personally, I can’t see a problem in losing one car park but gaining several bikes!

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  5. Uliuli

    Oh, I nearly forgot to vote over all that…
    I like the contrasts, and I think the person on the bike breaks up the impersonal line of the bikes.
    4.5/5

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  6. canonsnapper

    Thanks, Uliuli. I think the bikes in London will be a success. I have not seen any criticism so far. They tend to be positioned on pavements, not taking up car parking space.

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  7. Cricklewolf

    It’s an excellent idea and one I’ve wanted in London since seeing it in Paris a few years ago. However I do think they’ve made it more complicated than it needs to be with sign up fees then fees depending on length of rental.

    In Vienna you simply insert your credit/debit card and they will charge you €1 to see that it’s valid. If you do not then return the bike to a station within 24 hours they will charge you €300. Seems simple enough to me.

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