Saturday, August 11, 2007

photo hunt: row

A row of bikes and a question: does the first one have a flat tire??



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Bicing is the new means of urban transportation downtown Barcelona. It is not geared towards tourists, but towards residents.

"(...) it's a new shared transit system to facilitate access and efficiency amongst the existing network of public transportation. Bicing deployed 200 hundred sharable bicycles to 14 bike stations around the city, and activated an interactive website that allows users to track the availability of bikes in real-time, as well as to look up the proximity of stations from wherever they are. The membership card* provides access for 2-hour consecutive trips, with the first 30 minutes being free, and each succeeding half hour charged at 30 eurocents" . Source. Thirty eurocents are 41 US cents.

* the card is non-transferable, annual fee is 24 euros/ USD 38. No, I haven't tried it myself, I am not very often there and I'd rather walk when I am in the city, I could otherwise miss a new store or a bargain!

54 comments:

  1. That's a new concept to me. I rather walk too. Nice shot for the theme. Happy Weekend! http://crizlai.blogspot.com/2007/08/photo-hunters-row.html

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  2. That is a very neat row!

    And, yes, I think it does.

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  3. Only motorcycle cops park their bikes so evenly. The bikes in you picture are divinitely all in a row, the only funny thing is that the seats are different heights.

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  4. Nice, do you think they lined them up so neatly on purpose? Great shot.

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  5. that is beautiful!! Wonderful take on the theme.

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  6. It's an excelent idea. Perhaps we could do with teh same in London too. Happy weekend

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  7. The row of bikes look so sleek.

    We have started the same type of biking system here in Paris as well.
    http://www.velib.paris.fr/

    Have a great weekend.

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  8. We have the same in Oslo, Norway and it's very convenient way to get from one part of the town to another. Convenient also as it's hard to find a parking slot.

    Btw: Great pictures: Either the tire is flat or the concrete is soft?

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  9. THis is a GREAT PHOTO! I love it!
    Have a great weekend
    http://happywonderer.wordpress.com/2007/08/10/photo-hunters-things-in-a-row/#comment-2796

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  10. I promise I have not started Happy Hour already. But I just sent my last comment and put someone else's link. Sorry. Though hers has a gorgeous photo. Mine is this one
    http://happywonderer.wordpress.com/2007/08/10/photo-hunters-things-in-a-row/#comment-2796

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  11. How to explain - so many thoughts in a row ...

    At least the Ball in Monaco needed some "rows" of deployement.

    hugs
    Anna Tor

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  12. That's a cool idea, I've just been told we have it here in London as well Oy Bike.

    The tyre I was thinking if it wasn't flat it's in a groove to hold it in place.

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  13. That is a great shot - and a very cool concept!

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  14. So,... how do you know which one is yours? They all look alike. And yes, the first one does look like it has a flat. Great photo. Have a happy weekend. Mine is up also, please stop by.

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  15. That is a great take on the theme -- good job!

    Portland, Oregon, across the river from us are starting a bike program like that. I think it is wonderful for those who want to participate. I, too, am a walker and love it but have nothign against bikes.

    Come see mine.

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  16. Oh, that's a neat row! Yes, looks like the first one is punctured. :)

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  17. I positively LOVE this idea! I think it should be world-wide!!! BRAVO Barcelona!!! I'm wowwed! And ... it makes a really NICE row too! Mine is not up yet... but will be!

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  18. I think I would be joining you and walking, I have enough trouble with the bikes at the gym lol.Have a great weekend too, I just updated a few minutes AFTER you visited, go figure lol.

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  19. That's very neat. Mine's up too.

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  20. What a very cool photo. And yes, the first one definitely has a flat tire!

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  21. That first one does look a little flat! Neat picture.

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  22. Certainly looks flat. NICE photo!

    Have a great weekend.

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  23. What a great idea - more big cities should have that sort of thing! And yes, that tire does look flat to me!

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  24. What a great idea, I hope it spreads. Nice picture.

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  25. Very cool shot! I'm like you though, I'd rather walk, I'd hate to miss a shop or a sale!! ;)

    Happy Saturday!

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  26. I love this concept! There is the same thing in Paris since a few time. The only thing it would nice to have a private passage for the bikes like in Holland.
    Le chalet das Alpes is marvelous in your last post! I simply love it! It's so charming!

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  27. With the road congestion in the Philippines, we can use this one. I think there's no flat tire. Just an effect of the way it was photographed I guess.

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  28. I must reMARk - you came up with a brilliant idea for this weeks theme.

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  29. I think this is one of the best photos this week!! And the idea is awesome, too. I think our little island's capital could use a reprieve like this one. Only the people would probably not approve. *rolleyes*

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  30. As usual...just a wonderful photo for the theme.

    Hope you are doing well.
    Take care,
    Connie

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  31. Sounds like a new fun way to get around, but I enjoy walking as well. :)

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  32. It's a good alternative mode of transporation as long as there are safe lanes dedicated for them. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Perfect!!!
    I can say no more :)

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  34. Great shot! :) Bicing sounds like a cool project. :) My humans love all the bicycle paths, trails and lanes that exist in most European cities. It's too bad more North American cities aren't as bike-friendly.

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  35. What a great idea, when I first saw the photo I thought how come everyone has the same bike, then I read the words. Perfect shot.

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  36. I like those bikes. The first does seem to have a flat tire.

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  37. that's really a great idea. gosh.. the US has so far to go when it comes to public transportation options and other 'car-alternatives'... great picture too.. and yes.. that tire does look flat :-)

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  38. Fantastic novel idea! I can't see this being tried in the US but it should be. Cuts down on pollution, congestion, and increases the citizens' health. Great photo, too.

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  39. Wow! That some row! *whistles*

    We haven't got that many in Stockholm yet, butt I guess it's only a matter of time!!!

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  40. Bicing looks like a great idea. And I also think the first one has a flat.

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  41. That so rocks, Mar :) - Leave it up to the Europeans to come up with a healthy way of transportation. I do have to agree with you though - I rather walk myself - good exercise and you can just stop at any store *grin*

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  42. i wish it was more bike friendly in stockport! whenever i've cycl;ed to work i've had run ins with angry car drivers

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  43. This is a wonderful idea and wouldn't we all be more physically fit if all towns had something like it.

    I loved biking, but I haven't done any for ten years and now I no longer have a bike. If rentals were easily accesible, I might just try riding again.

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  44. How cool. I've never seen a bike like those.
    I don't know how well it would work in my home town of Bonners Ferry population 2,500 and I live 5 miles south of on a dirt road.

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  45. That tire sure looks flat to me! The back one, I mean...I LOVE that picture, Mar..It gives one such a feeling of the importance of the bike in present day Downtown Barcelona....Lovely, my dear.

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  46. Love that picture! That's a neat idea, but I don't think it would work out here in the sticks!!!

    Thanks for dropping by. I'll be by more now that I'm not driving to "china" every day.
    xo
    LBC

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  47. I think this is my favorite photo of the week! Not only do I love the bicycles, but the story behind it is wonderful. I could only dream of such a plan here in the U.S.

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  48. In Amsterdam you can get an overdose on bicycles, even half dead people still ride them !
    Today I woke up with a cold, the train from Eastbourne to Ashford had AC and was freezing cold and outside it was buning hot ! So I feel a little dizzy !

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  49. Cool concept. Yes, like you, I'd rather walk.

    Have a great week! :)

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  50. stunning shot ! :D love the way it's lined up in a row

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