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World Wide Wednesday: International streetscapes, Montreal parks and too many bikes

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Each week we will be focusing on blogs from around the world dealing specifically with urban environments. We’ll be on the lookout for websites outside the country that approach themes related to urban experiences and issues.

• Montreal artist, Martin Reisch, is celebrating vintage girls in classic Montreal parks. His series of thirty second shorts showcases beautiful Montreal bands in the city’s spectacular parks.

• Portland, OR – famous for its cycling infrastructure and spinoff cycling industry – is the proud home of a new “bike bar”, Hopworks. The small restaurant features a variety of bike-friendly features including: a bike frame canopy, 75 bike parking spaces, bike tools and loaner u-locks. (

• Vélo Quebec wants to invite cars and bikes to the same venue. Copenhagenize shares a cute video from Vélo Quebec asking if these vehicles get along so well in our garages, why not on the road?

•  Pop-Up City charts the progress of a number of citizen initiatives to improve safety for non-motorized road users. In Guadalaja, Mexico, a group of citizens installed their own 2.5km bike lane and documented the process. Meanwhile, in Prague, Czech artists Vladimir Turner and Ondřej Mladý project their own bike lane off their front handlebars.

• Truly world wide wednesday worthy, photographer Jeroen Swolfs is documenting street life in every country of the world. This week, he’s in Canada showcasing the streets of Vancouver and Ottawa.

Image by Emily Pilloton

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