Bikes Without Borders

Bikes Without Borders is a Toronto-based charitable organization that uses bikes as a tool for development and social change, addressing issues of poverty, education and healthcare. Together we can change the world, one bike at a time... VISIT US
Recent Tweets @BWB_Canada
Who We Follow
Posts tagged "design"

This bamboo Ajiro concept bicycle rethinks both our means of transportation and the ways we manufacture our vehicles. Designed by Monash University student Alexander Vittouris, the Ajiro utilizes a production process that removes emissions instead of releasing them into the Earth’s atmosphere. That’s because the bamboo structure of this vehicle is grown straight out of the ground into a preformed mold. Vittouris envisions fields of bamboo gardens growing these human powered bicycles, which need only small modifications once mature to hit the streets.

“Consumption of raw materials has lasting implications – economically, socially and environmentally. This vehicle is about rethinking our approach to both design and ecological sustainability of the products we create and use,” said Vittouris. Instead of depending on the energy of factories to shape material into the form of a car, Vittouris’ design relies on nature for that energy.

The Ajiro is not only powered by the driver, but also has an energy storage system that allows for excess power to be stored and used at a later time. The Ajiro also provides a canopy of shelter for the driver and a reclining seat of woven bamboo stalks.

After the Ajiro is grown the skeletal structure that was used to form the base can be reused to grow future generations of this human-powered, low energy cycle.

Via State of Green 

rie-sato-paris:

コラージュ。

なるほどね。

なかなか良い。

blushingcheekymonkey:

prastene pohadky

almondlace:

Ride it like it’s stolen.

land-studio:

Bike Hanger

Location: Seoul, South Korea/London, UK

Client: City of Seoul/London

Area: 60 sq. feet

prototypes completed

Bike storage for dense urban areas. See: http://www.mfarch.com/project%20pages/bike_hanger/bikehanger.html

Bikes Without Borders is seeking bike related designs for a line of shirts to be sold at Mountain Equipment Coop, various publications, website development, etc.

Submit inquires or artwork to info@bikeswithoutborders.org
Deadline is February 1st, 2012 - Why not make use of holiday downtime to be a part of something wonderful and meaningful!
Artists’ profiles will be published on all media including shirt tags, website and promotional materials. It’ll be a great addition to your portfolio!
The BWB tshirt campaign aims to raise funds for the Pedal Powered Hope Project - to buy bike ambulances (CareCars), bikes and tires in Malawi, Africa, which helps Community Healthcare Volunteer Workers treat more patients more effectively.
It’s a great cause and hey, your work will be featured in a great international non-profit!
Are YOU up for the challenge?

badnewsclique:

Great use of a plastic bottle.

Amazing

chelleshocked:

LOVE. ♥

chelleshocked:

LOVE. ♥

tatteredcover:

Never stop learning 

black-tangled-heart:

153/365 - The All Day Everyday Project by Hannes Beer

(via lookwhatcolmanfound)

mikaelchoe:

Superhero Bikes

by illustrator Mike Joos.

(awesomeness! check him out, he has way more! (:)