Author: Andrea

Liveable cities entrepreneur

Free trials of electric Christiania Bikes for businesses in Aberdeen

Nestrans, the North East Transport Scotland Transport Partnership, is making four electric Christiania Bikes available for a free trial of up to one year. The project is one of the elements of the forthcoming introduction of a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) in the city centre later this year. One of

The ideal vehicle for food bank distributions

Several London community centres and food banks are using cargobikes to distribute food parcels to vulnerable people who have been self-isolating. The Christiania tricycle with its capacious square cargo box can accommodate many parcels These images have been taken by a wonderful video by John Williams. [Watch his channel, focused

Listen to Reverend Pat take the psalms to the people by cargobike

The lockdown has affected church services as well. The vicar at St Peter’s church in Notting Hill, Reverend Pat Allerton has hired a Christiania bike from London Green Cycles, to project his sermon and a powerful Amazing Grace to the local community. He also rides to major hospitals where patients

Fresh air? Freedom! Christiania Bike!

Last year the Tyrolean State Museum hosted an exhibition called “FRISCHLUFT? FREIHEIT! FAHRRAD!” The museum has a Christiania Bike available for its visitors. Arne Behrensen tried it. On the eve of our booked day, I look at the small but interesting special exhibition. I can take the Cargobike for the following

Poster boy

From Cardiff Cycle Chic Johnny has been working billboards in Cardiff for over 20 years. In the early days, Johnny used to dress up as a teenager and rode his BMX around the city early in the morning, pretending to be a paperboy. “I never got caught” he says, “not

Community development through cycling

There is no better way to make a group of toddlers happy than appearing with a bike full of balance bikes. David Pitcher runs Wheely Tots, a charity that helps family with young children try balance bikes and cargobikes. They run sessions at various parks near their base in North

A beautiful story of evolution and tradition.

When the first Christiania Bike was created, Hans, youngest son of Annie and Lars, the founders of the company, was not yet born. Since Bike #1, (a birthday present from Lars to Annie), the company has moved from a workshop in Christiania, to a barn in Bornholm to a factory

“The family with the big, red bike” now also delivering “the tastiest, freshest bagels with the lowest environmental impact.”

Brooke Fossey bought a Christiania Bike to transport her two children a few years ago. The older boy is now riding his own bike, but Brooke has found a new use for her beloved bike. Brooke is an expert baker and from her kitchen she prepares a selection of fresh

Playing with Lego

Sean Kelly makes BIG sculptures with Lego. One of his recent works is: “Back from market with mum” It is a life-size model with fantastic details. Sean, who owns a Christiania bike himself, explains: In creating this sculpture, I wanted to capture the simple joys of everyday life as a

Riding is fun, for people of all abilities

In a small farming village in North Jutland, a wheel-chair bound pensioner is given back the joy of riding in the countryside. Skive Flokeblad reports: A very special bike means that 84-year-old Anna Sørensen  can, for the first time in a long time, go on a bike ride – despite

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