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Biking Culture……Non-bike blogs w/bicycles (Part I): Tokyo Green Space

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This posting (and my next one) highlight blogs/websites that — while not focusing on bicycling per se — post intriguing images relating to bicycles every now and then.

A favorite, and one I’ve mentioned before, is Tokyo Green Space.

The author, Jarad Braiterman, is a design anthropologist (what a cool job!).  He documents all the bits of biodiversity emerging from the sidewalk cracks, street medians, balconies, and store fronts around Tokyo.

His larger project is to investigate how our urban areas can evolve into richer, healthier places for humans and the rest of nature.

If it hasn’t already done so, the site will hopefully spawn imitators in other cities: New York Green Space, San Francisco Green Space. Heck, I’m inspired to start a Tucson Green Space.

There’s something utilitarian and magnificent about this row of hundreds of commuter bikes lined up outside JR Tokyo’s Ryogoku station on a hot summer afternoon. The sun bakes in this concrete canyon, and even the salary men are wearing short sleeves. — original posting:

Umbrellas on parked bicycles during rainy season. — original posting:

Landscape deadzone in posh Omotesando: Why is this major intersection so ugly? Pedestrians deserve better. — original posting:

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September 19th, 2011 at 7:20 pm


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  1. These are pretty nice photos….i especially like the umbrellas….


    23 Sep 11 at 1:16 pm

  2. ben/ thanks for stopping by to check things out. your site is pretty cool as is the whole urban sketching scene!

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