Visiting the Embacher Collection

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    Visiting the Embacher Collection

    We were told that collecting bicycle is dangerous. Every bicycle has several stories, a story of production, a story of cultural context and manifold stories of use during its lifetime. So collecting bicycles is also always about collecting stories and meaning, a cultural endeavour in itself. The Viennese architect Michael Embacher embarked on this journey read more

    09 June 2013
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    The S.W.O.P. bicycle box

    Of all bicycle thefts reported to the police in Austria in 2011, 60% took place in the country’s major cities. In the same period, around 7,800 bicycles were stolen in Vienna alone. However, the police estimate that the number of unreported cases of bicycle theft is eight times greater. To address this problem, we came read more

    01 June 2013
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    A Campus Design & Policy Handbook

    Students are known for living on the edge. Their lives are packed full of academic work and socialising, with little time for sleep. This lifestyle demands mobility with 24/7 flexibility on and off campus, all on a student budget. The bicycle is perfect for them. This is why university towns frequently have the largest numbers read more

    24 May 2013
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    A BIKE BASE for Ljubljana

    BIKE BASE Trimo Urban Crash Competition Ljubljana is becoming an increasingly cycling-friendly city and new cycling-infrastructure is needed to facilitate this process. As the number of cyclists in Ljubljana (and elsewhere) is growing, the need for cyclist-friendly stops and small repair stations grows along with it. New infrastructure can make more people use bicycles and read more

    03 April 2013
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    Networking Cycling Cultures

    In preparing the Velo-city 2013 conference, the Velo-city Management Team decided to actively engage Vienna’s cultural institutions and initiatives. With a series of Networking Meetings (Bi)cycles and Cultures, the Velo-city 2013 Management Team aimed to whet the cultural sector’s appetite for urban cycling. The meetings were to highlight the potentials of how (bi)cycles can be read more

    04 March 2013
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    Why is cycling so emotional?

    Since the numbers of cyclists in Vienna are increasing, there is also a growing number of conflicts in the streets of Vienna. Vienna features a dense inner city where space to expand cycling lanes is scarce and parking spaces are sacred. The City Government’s support for cycling and green transport is a very valuable long-term read more

    10 January 2013