Drawing the link between bikes, cars, and environmentalism
I sometimes think drivers don’t know what grass is, or flowers, because they never see them slowly. If you showed a driver a green blur, Oh yes! he’d say, that’s grass! A pink blur! That’s a rose garden! White blurs are houses. Brown blurs are cows. My uncle drove slowly on a highway once. He drove forty miles per hour and they jailed him for two days. Isn’t that funny, and sad, too? (Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451, 9)
The year is 2042. Discover the car: legendary machine that nearly ruined our planet – but didn’t because people like us kicked the petrol addiction.
Part of Pedalpalooza 2012, the Museum from the Future will be running a pop-up exhibition with “real artefacts from the bygone motoring age, an interactive history of the downfall of the car, and a programme of events exploring Oxford’s role in the global transition to a post-oil, post-car world.
Featuring all your favourite bicycle technology such as bike-chariots, bike-cinema, bike-sound systems and more.” They’ll even have future cycle tours, and a Critical Mass from the Future!
Check out the future at Arts at the Old Fire Station, located at 40 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AQ
They also have a blog!