Design 21: Social Design Network seeks to inspire social activism through design. Their Power to the Pedal design competition calls for a biking accessory or add-on for existing bikes that improves the bicycling experience and encourages more people to make biking their primary means of transport – more convenient, more enjoyable, safer and more integrated into daily lifestyles – whether it’s for commuting, working, shopping, transporting, leisure or all of the above. Cash prizes from $5,000 to $500 should be incentive to get some good ideas in the contest. Entries will be accepted until April 30, 2008 and will be judged on overall effectiveness, creativity, practicality, aesthetics, and ecology. See Design 21 for details.
Props to Sue in Illinois for this news. Click on Sue’s blog for her thoughts also on how all humans are due some reverence.