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If we can't build a truly ecomobile city, why not assemble a temporary one for a month? This is what the city of Suwon has done under the creative direction of Konrad Otto-Zimmermann, who explains the challenges of putting together this inspiring mise-en-scène in the large Korean city.

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The energy input per person-kilometre is actually lower when riding a bike than when walking. While the motor car is of utmost inefficiency, the bicycle has surpassed human evolution.

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