tokyo: x2 tokyo

showing that tokyo is one of the smartest megacities on the planet is initiatives like x2 tokyo. launched in 2009, it aims to increase the distribution of bicycles among the residents of this sprawling town of approx. 35 million inhabitants, and establish cycling-is-cool lifestyles that [also] have a favorable effect on the urban environment. this year's x2 tokyo program features a string of interesting projects and monthly workshops in which tokyoites can participate, and five creatives have been invited to share ideas: architects megumi matsubara + hiroi ariyama, dancer + choreographer chie ito, design engineer motohide hatanaka and artist maywa denki. program and more info on website [sorry...japanese only]. © x2 tokyo