This Week In Bike Culture: Part 12

Artist Makes Sculptures Out of Recycled Bike Chains!

Artist Young-Deok Seo has created this beautiful sculpture entirely out of chain-links found in bicycle chains. A picture speaks a thousand words, so just go to this blog and check out the rest of Seo’s awesome works of art!

Al Jazeera Covers Copenhagen!

In a topic close to my heart, Al Jazeera has covered my home away from home in a recent expose on air pollution in cities, and how Copenhagen has drastically reduced air pollution and congestion while improving quality of life. This is one of the best pieces I’ve seen on the bike-friendly city, and definitely made me a bit nostalgic. I highly recommend you check this out!

Lifehacker Calculates “The True Cost of Commuting”

In this interesting editorial, Lifehacker calculates just how big the burdern of car ownership can be and how we need to readjust our suburban thinking. Usually, potential homeowners prioritize home and community quality over commuting distance. This can be extremely costly; we all know commuting can be a waste of time and money, but the quantified results are staggering. We all know bicycling can help avoid these costs, but I thought the quantified results would be on the order of hundreds, not thousands.

Santa Monica Bike Center

The Santa Monica Bike Center opened its doors last Friday, and will provide secure bike parking, showers, and lockers for its members, as well as bike rentals and repair services. According to Streetsblog, this is the largest bike parking facility in America, clocking in at 360 spaces.  This is an exciting development for the bicycle culture of Santa Monica and Los Angeles County!

Hope all are having a good Thanksgiving Day weekend!

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