@BikeBureau When we think about a news crew, a scene with multiple vans, satellite dishes, and lots of equipment often comes to mind. A newsworthy event usually means blocked streets and even worse, blocked bike lanes, just to accommodate all of the vehicles and gear. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Two BBC journalists, Anna Holligan, foreign correspondent at The Hague, and Kate Vandy, senior journalist based in Brussels, have been working on a mobile news setup for years. Related Story The 10 Best E-Cargo Bikes You Can Buy Right Now
And this week they launched what they’re calling the “Bike Bureau,” a solar-powered electric cargo bike complete with everything they need to report the news. One person pedals and the other rides in the cargo bin, along with all of the reporting equipment. It’s the same technology, just in a smaller, more environmentally friendly form. Video player poster image The BBC says the bike,“contains all the kit [needed] for newsgathering, interviews, and to provide TV and radio lives connecting via phones and transmitting around the world.” And they hope the Bike Bureau will help the BBC achieve its goal to become the greenest broadcaster in the world.
According to the BBC , “since switching from car to bike two years ago, Anna has already racked up 10,000 kilometers on her bike while working, massively cutting emissions.”
The Netherlands, known as the bike capital of the world, is the perfect place to pilot this project. Holligan and Vandy will […]
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