2.03.2009

bbc's bicycle diaries


Great podcast series on bicycles (and cities) from the BBC:

This three - part series illustrates how the bicycle is used today and what impact it has on people's lives.

With more than a billion models worldwide, the bicycle has found a place in every society.

Since its invention in 1817 people have redesigned and used the bike for hundreds of different purposes.

From sporting events and policing the streets to sharpening knives and selling ice cream.

Using a lot of leg power, the Bicycle Diaries journeys into three different places around the world to discover the communities and people for whom two wheels are better than four.


  • Part one
    A new bicycle system in Paris, France
  • Part two
    Why cycling matters in Kampala, Uganda
  • Part three
    How biking in New Delhi, India helps the economy


Image credit: Parked Bikes -2492
Binondo, Manila
by webzer

2 comments:

bb. ella said...

i learned how to ride a bicycle when i was in grade 3 .. no wonder , i have bruises & scars when i got home :P -- just dropping bye

Urbano dela Cruz said...

hi bb. ella,

they say you can't learn to ride a bike without getting a scrape or a bruise.

thanks for dropping by!

UDC

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