The Breathing Bicycle

Artist Matt Hope outfitted his bicycle with an air filtration system that allows him to breathe clean air as he bicycles around Beijing. It's his way of drawing attention to Beijing's pollution woes. Though he says it could also be seen as "a ridiculous solution to a ridiculous problem."

It reminds me of Hana Marie Newman's oxygen-tank bubble dress that I posted about a few months ago. Hope and Newman should get together. They could swap air purifiers.

     Posted By: Alex - Wed Apr 03, 2013
     Category: Art | Travel | Urban Life

And yet... The US it the world's #1 polluter!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 04/03/13 at 10:07 AM
The pollution situation in China is really sad. When I was in Beijing in 1985, everyone got around on buses or bikes, and the air was surprisingly clean -- just some dust blowing in from the Gobi Desert. When I went back in the later 1990s, it was so polluted that walking around would make you sick. Then I traveled around the rest of the country and it was even worse. Apparently they are now setting records in Beijing. They have out-Wested the West.
Posted by Harvey on 04/03/13 at 10:16 PM
They have had their industrial revolution and have not done anything to protect their environment. Over here it has gotten crazy with over zealous environmentalism and over there they have none at all. Moderation anyone?
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/03/13 at 11:03 PM
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