Markets and Bicycles

As markets continue to reclaim their value to society – it would be nice see a return to more specialty markets.

We are seeing night markets, holiday markets, art markets, flea markets so…

Why not start a bicycle market – with all things for cyclists?

It could begin as a market within a market, i.e. off to the side of a farmers market – or could be a full blown market of its own.
The old cycle market in London’s Bethnall Green is a good example – easy to do – there are no stalls or complicated setups – very informal, very approachable and very useful.

More people are biking to the market, using knapsacks and baskets to carry their purchases.

Photo top – Cycle Market, Bethnall Green, London – 1906

Photo bottom – Bicycle basket with potted mint plants, Greenmarket, NYC – 2009

May 13, 2011