A master plan

Seattle released their Bicycle Master Plan yesterday and there’s a meeting tonight about it. I’ve got a holiday party to attend and won’t be there, but hope to hear from the attendees. I’ll also post a follow up on the report itself.

Initial Reaction



Photo of the day



Rattan Bike

I was in Vegas earlier this week talking about blogging and podcasting at Web Builder 2.0 and spotted this rattan bike in a display window. The display artist, or someone, carefully and meticulously wrapped an entire bike in rattan. The closer I looked, the more detail I discovered. Also, curiously, the front basket had several bike lights tossed in it. Slot machines are reflected in the display window.



Eine Kleine Fietsmusik

Create Digital Music | Ensembles, Symphonies, and Bikelophones

Over at Create Digital Music, a post last week featuring the Nutcracker Suite played entirely on bike parts (by “johnny random”) led to a whole host of bike/music mashups.

There’s Stephen Schweitzer’s Bikelophone, a Motobecane Grand Jubilee that’s given its life to music. Literally. There’s a variety of strings, spokes, and bells alongside an Electrosonic interface that simulates a Theremin, and the whole thing is wired into a mixing board.

The podcasters at The Bike Show just did an edition called “Experimental music and the bicycle”, and they’re trying to organize a performance, in conjunction with London’s Grand Depart of the Tour de France this summer, of Godfried-Willem Raes’s Second Symphony for ‘Singing Bicycles’.

And don’t miss the CD that looks like a patch kit.



Downhill Metro

From Reuters Video and Digg we’ve got reports of the Red Bull Mexico City’s Downhill Metro. When I read that headline I thought, ok, they run down the tunnels. Nope, they downhill the escalators, stairs, up and over the turnstiles and so on. Brian Lopes posted on the event promising some photos.



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