We move through cities fragmented by different speeds, where quality of its public space surface is less of a priority. Reminiscence of a time where people used to go for a walk, cycling was an option only for the wealthy and traveling by train a social event.
Beyond restricted parking areas and traffic jams, we answer in everlasting movement powered by the sun (either after digesting some tapas or charging the battery). There comes a day when we run out of petrol and we don’t even realize.
The commuter is not someone worried about pollution, a contra-system either. It’s owner of his time; curator of what’s beautiful and efficient. She decides to win back an hour of each day. There is no parking in IKEA, the self-driving car will go to pick up the next user. He ordered a custom-made bicycle – as his suit.
They send postcards from the “Commuters Club” wagon. She doesn’t need to wear a cycling kit. There are showers in the office and in the wagon attached to the bike one. H&M, Cycle Me Home, Levi’s or Versace work with fabrics according the new movement. Many go out to the streets with this pijama that would be a pity if no one else would see.
The ones who take the train: invest the commuting time on dressing up, taking a haircut or reading while having something to drink in this itinerant space whose interior changes – to become another hall to the city – when it starts to be monotonous.
Pendulum movement of the after work/virtual reality. Anything could be under demand at cruising speed.
Madrid city hall starts a dissuasive campaign against the use of pijama in public – as Shanghai did during their Olympic games – which is nothing but a sign of its habitats understanding the street as an extension of their houses.
The Green Wave. Positive perception of distances for the ones who move at 20 km per hour, as they discover a green light sequence in the main venues of the metropolis at rush hour.
Buffer space. We draft a bike lane on each way of the inner city’s main roads. They become cycle highways. The thickness of a continuous line enables us to play with city’s topography.
Crosswalk. The firsts to restart are vehicles without motor. The new road plan affects sidewalks creating an atmosphere for exchange.
Interference. Empathy between people who doesn’t stop being nomads at their own city will bring down reckless overtaking. Impartial videocameras at intersections report the facts to the authorities under request.