RETREET BLOG

RETREET is a kaleidoscopic group of bicycle and tree enthusiasts with strong backs, sharp minds, and big hearts who volunteer to replant communities whose trees have been lost to natural disaster.


 
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vol.58

Cycling culture creates jobs: hundreds of thousands of them. According to a new study commissioned by the European Cycling Federation (ECF), 7.4% of Europeans use a bicycle as their preferred mode of transportation, and two bicycles are sold for every car. In fact, some even point out that the number of jobs created by cycling in Europe (655,000) is larger than the number of jobs created by the largest three American automakers, Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler, combined (510,000).

BICYCLES MAKE JOBS (article)

BICYCLES MAKE JOBS (article)

Koen Olthuis, a Dutch architect, has dreamed up a series of floating pillars of sea trees that would serve as a wildlife habitats in coastal waters next to the world's largest cities. These layered habitats, intended to be inaccessible to humans, would be skyscraper-sized refuges for flora and fauna.

SEAT TREES (article)

SEAT TREES (article)

Then there's the Impossible electric bicycle, which folds up into a snazzy object that can fit into a backpack. This new design is incredibly light and durable, capable of taking a 180-rider up to 15 miles. Check out their Kickstarter page!

THE IMPOSSIBLE ELECTRIC BICYCLE (video - Kickstarter)

THE IMPOSSIBLE ELECTRIC BICYCLE (video - Kickstarter)