courtesy epa/lukas barth
to draw attention to the poor air quality in bavaria's capital. 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 and has not ended yet. the project received overwhelming press feedback and attention around the globe.
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