So you’ve gone from Prius to Bicycle, how more Sustainable can your transport be?
How about a Bicycle made out of a Sustainable material, like Wood maybe?
At last month’s Milan Design Week, designer Ross Lovegrove, with Danish Bicycle Company Biomega, unveiled a Bicycle handmade in Denmark out of Bamboo, a material abundant in China and the fastest growing woody plant on the planet.
Think you can out-do Ross? Bamboo Bike Studio, still fresh from its launch 3 days ago, will give you (at least) the tools to do so (BYO Talent) with their $1,000 2-day course teaching you to make your own bamboo 2-wheeled transport. (Did I mention that the proceeds go to a venture with Columbia University’s Earth Institute to build the world’s 1st Bamboo Bike Factory in Ghana?)
Someone the Studio would love to have as a guest instructor would be Berliner, Arndt Menke, who for his diploma thesis created the ‘Holzweg‘ bicycle frame made entirely out of wood, beautiful, and with the potential for serious performance weighing in at an impressive 2.3kg.
Need something not only from nature but designed to perform IN nature? Waldmeister (translation: Forest Master), also based in Germany, handcrafts its bicycles’ wooden frames and outfits them with top notch components providing comfort and control in and out of the woods.
Source: Fast Company