I just wanted to share this Kickstarter video because it looks like a brilliantly practical idea that could help to get millions of people out of their fossil fuel burners and into the fresh air. Have a look and let me know what you think.
Crowdfunded Bike Lane
Having worked as a fundraiser for Sustrans – the charity that promotes and part funds changes to our infrastructure to facilitate more cycling, walking and public transport – I just wanted to share this amazing project in America. In contrast to the Sustrans model, where individuals are asked to make an annual donation of at least £84 per year with no real say in how it’s spent, this model shows that people can give as much or as little as they like and choose which improvements they want to make.
Could it happen here? What do you think?
You wouldn’t think it, when you first arrive in the fairly ordinary central European town, but Kutna Hora is the site of the most extraordinary exhibition of death you could ever wish to see. Sedlec Ossuary, aka the Church of Bones, contains somewhere between 40,000 and 70,000 human skeletons. But these skeletons aren’t just laid out in neat rows, or buried underground in deep catacombs. They are celebrated and displayed as macabre sculptures for all to see. But that isn’t why I’d come.
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For those of you that don’t watch every episode of the One Show, Sustrans featured in a fantastic piece on Bristol-Bath Path & Two Tunnels on Tuesday night with John Grimshaw, an original founder of Sustrans and Jon Usher, the Area Manager for West of England.
From 15mins in: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b038l8jb/The_One_Show_13_08_2013/ …
With thanks to Dem Jardel of Sustrans for drawing my attention to this.
If you feel that a sedate commute along cycle-paths is too tame, you could always add some adventure by taking a canoe with you. Continue reading →
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Some of you may find it hard to believe, but I find commuting on my bike around these parts an absolute privilege. Continue reading →