Christmas Tree Made From Bike Parts Encourages Cycling

December 21, 2009 / 1 Comment

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A square in London hosts this unique sculpture, which is environment friendly, and aims to send out a message. Created by Sarah Wigglesworth, this Christmas tree is all bike parts. It has been created mainly out of bicycle wheels borrowed from UK charity Re~Cycle, which restores bikes and ships them to Africa.

With an origin like that, it seems this tree won’t be headed to the garbage pile once its job is done; Re~Cycle could still put all those wheels to good use. The unique tree sculpture does not consume any energy, the lighting comes from reflectors, while the wind moves the wheels.

The idea behind the sculpture is to promote “green transport” in the city, and to encourage cycling and cyclists in London. This sculpture will most likely appeal to many people, and it may well succeed in its intended cause. The project is sponsored by real estate developers Igloo.

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Source: TreeHugger