cloud cyclist 
air quality visible 

the »cloud cyclist« installation provides audio-visual feedback to the air quality at that very moment. in good conditions, huge soap bubbles and happy music trail out behind the bicycle. responding to heavy air pollution, the bicycling cloud pumps out smoke and destructive music, illustrating the hazardous air conditions.

the team says the key to cleaner air lies in the massive reduction of individual motorized traffic. the simplest solution – the good old bicycle. it's lightweight, agile, parkable just about everywhere, an active counterpart to an often sedentary lifestyle, space-saving, affordable and best of all – there are no exhaust fumes involved. to avoid and shift polluting motorized traffic, more dedicated bike routes need to built and linked cleverly. and yes of course the whole traffic system needs a complete refresh and the bicycle is one very effective element within it.

by now the cloud cyclist was on the road in munich germany, milan italy and brussels belgium. the project received overwhelming press feedback and attention around the globe. 

martin nothhelfer, björn friese, andreas reheis, lucas schulte, claudia locherer, green city e.v. and thank you so much to all the other helpers. 
fotos: courtesy epa/lukas barth & picture alliance/dpa/lino mirgeler
videofootage: martin moser (smoke gif), cyprien lepoivre, xavier ethuin (soap bubble gif)

björn friese from yummybeats produced the perfect fitting music. the fantastic tallbike was built by zengabros. check out their video: tallbikes will save the world. it´s truly amazing and inspiring.

great article about cycling in copenhagen and what we can learn: »kopenhagen zeigt der welt, wie man fahrrad fährt«. 


good air quality:
huge soap bubbles and happy music.


heavy air pollution:
smoke and sad music.


huge press feedback around the world.


arte, guardian, greenpeace, dein SPIEGEL, dpa, epa, getty images, the week - UK USA, 中國日報 / 中国日报, جدیدترین اخبار ایران و جهان در سایت خبری روجانیوز, 南充经济网, il dialogo di monza, H Ναυτεμπορική, 蘋果日報, 新浪图片-有温度的视觉, 雪花新, Αθλητικό πόρταλ, the straits times, singapore, ද ස්ට්‍රේට්ස් ටයිම්ස්, خبرآنلاین, süddeutsche zeitung, EUROPE, ASIA …

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