Fietsklik’s Clever ‘Click-On’ Modular Bike Rack Makes Carting Heavy Loads a Snap

April 22, 2014 by  
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It’s an age-old problem: You’ve ridden your bike to the market to pick up some fruits and veggies – but how do you balance a sack full of groceries while pedaling home? Backpacks and messenger bags work for light loads, but if you’re shouldering a heavy burden you’ll want to distribute the weight directly to your bike’s frame. That’s where Dutch company Fietsklik comes in – they’ve developed a clever modular “click” system that allows you to easily attach and detach hardshell cases, bags, and other accessories to your bike’s rear rack. Read the rest of Fietsklik’s Clever ‘Click-On’ Modular Bike Rack Makes Carting Heavy Loads a Snap Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bike accessories , bike carrying case , Bike Rack , Bike Storage , carry groceries on bike , Fietsklik , Fietsklik Crate , green design , green transportation , modular bike rack , sustainable design

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Fietsklik’s Clever ‘Click-On’ Modular Bike Rack Makes Carting Heavy Loads a Snap

March 20, 2014 by  
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It’s an age-old problem: You’ve ridden your bike to the market to pick up some fruits and veggies – but how do you balance a sack full of groceries while pedaling home? Backpacks and messenger bags work for light loads, but if you’re shouldering a heavy burden you’ll want to distribute the weight directly to your bike’s frame. That’s where Dutch company Fietsklik comes in – they’ve developed a clever modular “click” system that allows you to easily attach and detach hardshell cases, bags, and other accessories to your bike’s rear rack. Read the rest of Fietsklik’s Clever ‘Click-On’ Modular Bike Rack Makes Carting Heavy Loads a Snap Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bike accessories , bike carrying case , Bike Rack , Bike Storage , carry groceries on bike , Fietsklik , Fietsklik Crate , green design , green transportation , modular bike rack , sustainable design        

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Menthol Architects’ Plant-Covered Bicycle Parking Pod also Doubles as a City Furniture

March 27, 2013 by  
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‘Cars versus bikes’ is an ongoing saga playing out in cities all over the world as riders and drivers fight for road and parking space. Menthol Architects tackles the problem of parking chaos with their design for a plant-covered bicycle parking pod . The idea creates a piece of modern city furniture that offers a place for cyclists to safely park their bike, while facilitating greenery, benches and a space for a vending machine and advertising that could help support care of the unit. + Menthol Architects The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!   Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bike and bus , bike parking , bike pod , Bike Rack , city furniture , Menthol Architects , modular city furniture , plant covered bus stop , plant-covered bicycle parking pod , urban furniture

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Berto Aussems’ Awesome DIY Bike Toolbox is a Mobile Workbench on Wheels

October 5, 2012 by  
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How can you carry a toolbox and a workspace on the luggage carrier of a bike ? That’s the question Berto Aussems was confronted with when he sought to take his work as an electronics repairer on the road. In the past he kept a toolbox in the trunk of his car, but then he came up with a more environmentally friendly solution – a DIY mobile toolbox and workbench that folds up to fit on a bike rack! The portable workbench is able to transport all the tools needed for light repairs using only a bike, and the toolbox top folds out with the help of a piano hinge and a few brackets. The workbench is removable from the bike rack and is able to stand on its own (stowable) legs made of aluminum tubes. Even though the portable workbench only weighs about 10kg, it’s able to support Aussem’s body weight. It’s a wonderful addition to any maker’s bicycle and a great solution to work on projects in the field. You can find a complete, step-by-step, project plan over at Instructables . The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Read the rest of Berto Aussems’ Awesome DIY Bike Toolbox is a Mobile Workbench on Wheels Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , berto aussems , bicycle , bicycle toolbox , bike , Bike Rack , bike rack toolbox , DIY , diy workbench , do it yourself , green design , green hardware , multifunctional furniture , sustainable design , sustainable tools

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Project Cycling Bus is Powered By Passengers On Board

October 5, 2012 by  
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Project Cycling Bus is a concept by Rever Design Studio  for a cycling double decker bus. On the second level, there are 24-27 active passenger cycles to assist in generating the power reserve of the electric bus. The lower level of the bus is for passive passengers and a bus driver. The double decker bus also comes with a back room for more than 30 folding or non-folding bicycles. + Project Cycling Bus The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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Keha3?s Flexible Bike Racks Evoke Fields of Grass and Flowers

July 26, 2011 by  
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We love that more and more people are using green transportation to get around, and design studios are reacting positively to the trend by giving bicyclists a way to keep cycles safe while also looking great on the streets. Margus Triibman, of Estonian design studio  Keha3s , recently developed two bike rack designs that are versatile, flexible and fun. Dubbed the ‘Tulip Fun Fun’ and ‘Grazz’ these crafty racks are made from stretchable and bendy elastic to accomodate  bikes of all sizes, all while paying tribute to nature all around us. Read the rest of Keha3′s Flexible Bike Racks Evoke Fields of Grass and Flowers Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bike Rack , bike safety , eco design , Estonia , flexible bike rack , Grazz , green design , Keha3 , sustainable design , Tulip Fun Fun

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Awesome Bike Parking at W Hotel in San Francisco

November 9, 2009 by  
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Photo: Mikael from Copenhagenize Not Sure How Well that Would Scale, Though Mikeal from Copenhagenize has taken these pictures of a very cool bike parking at the W Hotel in San Francisco. Included in the price of a room is access to one of three Biomega bikes (I think the one on the pics is the “Copenha..

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Britain to Build More Nuclear Power Plants – And Despoil the Namibian Desert in the Process

November 9, 2009 by  
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photo: Geof Wilson via flickr. As part of new proposed low-carbon energy proposals, UK energy secretary Ed Miliband has outlined plans to build a fleet of new nuclear power plants . But as outlined in The Observer , the hidden costs of fueling those power plants include despoiling the Namibian desert, not to mention a gigantic coal plant to power uranium extraction:…

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Five Hundred Oil-Industry Geologists Vote on Peak Oil

November 9, 2009 by  
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Photo: Zazzle Guess What the Results Were The theory of peak oil itself is fairly non-controversial. But saying that we’re close to this absolutely peak in oil and gas production is still debated by very knowledgeable people on both sides. A few years ago, it seemed like the balance was tipped in the direction of the “peak oil is not a problem for the near future” side, but lately, it seems like things might be going the other way.

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