Tuesday, February 19, 2013


I was reading online about a fascinating workshop help in Delhi, India on bicycle commerce. The UnBox Festival focused on the incredible variety of goods being sold from bicycles in Delhi, and hoe the City can remove the obstacles that prevent even more widespread bike commerce.

UnBox was organized in part by Avinash Kumar, the mastermind behind the 2008 multi-media project Velowala.org, which strived to show a European audience that bike-based commerce is neither backward nor predictable. To that end, Kumar created this amazing website that shares images of bike-based salesmen all across India. The site, which is still live and still attracts participation from international photographers is a marvel. Well worth the time of anyone interested in the amazing environmental and social gains that follow when services are bike-based rather than dependent on motor vehicles and costly buildings.

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