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Ants Field

How to Spend Your $100

PRESENTED ON OCT 09, 2013
IN CHRISTCHURCH @ VOL 17

Ants Field was tired of wasting hundreds of dollars on gas, so he changed his car into an e-car. His e-car is much more efficient than your typical car, but then he wondered if he could do better. He transformed his bike into an extremely efficient e-bike and now uses it to commute to work.

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Electric Racing

BY GODERT VAN HARDENBROEK
@ VOL 21 ON APR 11, 2013

Godert van Hardenbroek talks about Dian Racing, a student run group involved in the formula zero electric racing series. He explains some of the history behind alternative energy in cars, and how both he and his students have become involved in the formula zero series.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 3, 2013.

 

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Capturing Custom Car Show Character

BY GEORGE BRAINARD
@ VOL 18 ON NOV 21, 2013

Photographer George Brainard was asked by The Kontinentals to photograph the the Lone Star Roundup a couple years back, and while he originally focused on the event itself, he was drawn to all the unique people who attended this annual hot rod and custom car show. George recalls here his photographs, experiences, and the subjects that inspired so many stories. 

"Presentation of the Day" on December 26, 2013.

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British Sports Cars: Why I Always Need Another One

BY NICK GROOMBRIDGE
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 27, 2014

With the need for speed and style, no doubt your in need for a Britsh sports car or at least in Nick Groombridge's opinion. He showcases four British cars in his collection and talks about them individually; explaining how they are made and what makes them unique.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 10, 2014.

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How Riding A Bike Taught Me About Prejudice

BY ANDREW KURJATA
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 18, 2014

How does a straight, white male living in North America experience prejudice? He gets on a bike. Andrew Kurjata, a bicyclist by convenience means and not by enthusiast means, just wants to ride his bicycle. However, he quickly learns that riding your bike, in a highly car dominated culture, is an inherently political act. 

"Presentation of the Day" on October 16, 2014.

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Bike Cleveland

BY JACOB VANSICKLE
@ VOL 23 ON AUG 07, 2014

Jacob VanSickle is the executive director of Bike Cleveland, the regions bicycle advocacy organization that advocates for streets safer so people of all ages and abilities can ride a bike in our fair city. One project Bike Cleveland is organizing is called the Midway, a plan for a network of protected bike lanes.

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The Electric Transportation Rebirth

BY NICOLAS ZART
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 17, 2015

Nicolas Zart shares how the rebirth of electric transportation has the power to change our perspective on mobility and the landscapes around us. 

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New York via Bike Share

BY SIOBHÁN BRETT
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

"It's a straightforward and exciting way of getting around...There's not too many drawbacks with a Citi Bike."

In New York via Bike Share at PechaKucha Night New York Vol. 16Siobhan Brett talks about her love-hate relationship with bicycling via Citi bike, a bike-share program in New York City. Siobhan reviews the different generations of Citi-Bike, and shares stories about the social connections she's made while riding.

Siobhan is a reporter/writer and editor, living and working in New York City. She was born in Alabama, and grew up in Connecticut and the west of Ireland. 

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A Car-Free Solution in a Transportation Crisis

BY CRICKET DAY
@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2017

Friends Cricket Day, Chris Robbins, and Becca Groban have a solution to the looming transportation crisis hitting New York City in 2019! Listen to their logical solution in this PechaKucha presentation in celebration of NYCxDesign.

Cricket Day, Chris Robbins, Becca Groban, and Kellen Parker are four friends who love to argue about their adopted home, NYC. With backgrounds in landscape architecture, journalism, city planning, and financial risk, the group won Transportation Alternatives’ L-ternative Visions: Reimagining 14th Street and Beyond in March.

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The Bike Station: The Re-Cycle of Life

BY VICTORIA LEIPER
@ VOL 31 ON APR 20, 2017

Glasgow Bike Station is the city’s largest bike recycling charity. Their vision is for healthy, green and happy communities where everyone has access to a bicycle. They do this by recycling unwanted bikes, parts and accessories; offering cycle training, bike maintenance training, Fix Your Own Bike sessions twice weekly and a menu of business to business services. In addition, the Bike Station manages and re-distributes the city-wide bike hire scheme Nextbike. To encourage more people onto bikes, the Bike Station also offers a comprehensive programme of outreach projects such as the Bike Station Academy; a training programme for young people who are not in education, employment or training. The ultimate aim of all the Bike Station’s work is to change lives through cycling. 

Victoria Leiper is the Head of Projects and is responsible for managing the Bike Station’s outreach programme.