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Vittorio de Sica's The Bicycle Thief - Vittorio de Sica's The Bicycle Thief Since the beginning of its existence as a country, Italy has faced enormous challenges in establishing itself as a unified political and social entity. The geographic, economic, and linguistic differences between its various regions and the artificial manner in which they were amalgamated created a legacy of internal divisions that continues to dominate the country's political climate to this day. Italy's numerous historical fiascoes, such as its disastrous involvement in the two World Wars and the rise of fascism, further escalated the domestic problems that had haunted it since the Risorgimento....   [tags: Movies Film Bicycle Thief Essays]
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Bicycle Critique - The most versatile bicycle is one with upright handlebars, slick (no huge knobs) medium-width tires, attachment points (braze-ons) for a rack and other accessories, and no shocks. This describes a popular segment of the bicycle market these days, "urban bikes". My bike is like this, though back in the day it was purchased it was considered a mountain bike. Frame. It is important that a bike frame's geometry matches your body and your typical type of riding. Imagine a rubber frame: stretch the top if you have a long torso, shrink the bottom (make the wheels closer) if you want quick handling; stretch the bottom if you want a smoother, more stable ride for touring....   [tags: Bicycles] 1046 words
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The Bicycle Tours Industry - There are two industries that the business falls under: bicycle tours and bicycle rentals. Both industries fall under larger categories for NAICS code classification. Bicycle tours are classified as 561520.05 under the larger category of tour operators, 561520 (North…Tours, 2013) (Bizminer…Tours, 2013). Bicycle rentals are classified as 532292.02 under recreational goods rental, 532292 (North…Recreational, 2013) (Bizminer…Rentals, 2013). Size and Growth Rate of Industry Bicycle tourism is a small, yet growing industry in the United Sates....   [tags: tourism, market potencial, globalization]
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Vancouver Bicycle Rental System - In response to the research report, this draft outlines my basic blueprint to research bicycle rental system. The research will lead to the recommendation of building a bicycle rental transportation system in Vancouver. Introduction From today to the future year 2030, it is appropriate to estimate that Vancouver population will increase by more than one million. Vancouver public transportation will hardly bear the pressure due to the largely increase in population. Other than population pressure, the public transportation is criticised by huge carbon emissions as well....   [tags: Business Analysis ] 865 words
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Bicycles And Society - The Bicycle and Society Today the bicycle is seen as a choice of transportation rather than necessity, this is due to it's out dated technology. To westernized civilizations riding a bike has been seen to become a hobby. If a person was to travel down the street to the shop they would drive their car, this is because it is easier, quicker and more convenient to the person. This decision by a person is accepted by the community. As technology has improved over time the use of bicycles has decreased....   [tags: Transportation Bicycle] 1547 words
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The Bicycle Thief - The Bicycle Thief "The Bicycle Thief" is a deeply moving neo-realist study of post-War Italy which depicts one man's loss of faith and his struggle to maintain personal dignity in poverty and bureaucratic indifference. Antonio Ricci is a bill-poster whose bicycle, essential for his job, is stolen by a thief. Joined by his son Bruno, Antonio vainly searches for his bike, eventually resorting to the humiliation of theft himself. Throughout this paper, I will attempt to trace the character through "The Bicycle Thief." The film opens with a montage of early morning urban activities ending on a crowd of unemployed laborers clamoring for work....   [tags: Papers] 1235 words
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The Bicycle Thief - 	Another fine example of neorealism is The Bicycle Thief (1948), written by Cesare Zavattini and directed by Vittorio De Sica. The narrative of this film unfolds in post-W.W.II times. The film is a portrait of the post-war Italian disadvantaged class (the majority) in their search for self-respect. It is a time of struggle for the Italian people, amplified by a shortage of employment and lack of social services. In the first scenes of the film, these conditions are evident as Antonio Ricci (Lamberto Maggiorami) meets his spouse Maria (Lianalla Carell) on his way back home....   [tags: essays research papers] 753 words
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The Physics of Bicycles - The Physics of Bicycles 1 Spokes Even the earliest bicycles used spokes of one sort or another. In fact, even in ancient times many chariots and animal-drawn carts used spokes. A spoked wheel can be made as strong as a solid one and have only a fraction of the weight.While early spoked wheels were almost always made out of wood, the bicycle wheels and spokes of today are made out steel or aluminum or occasionally more exotic materials such as carbon composite or ceramics....   [tags: physics bicycle bike cycle] 814 words
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We Must Promote Bicycle Use in Urban Centres - Many growing cities of the twenty-first century have a common problem: the overwhelming favouritism of cars over other, more environmentally friendly and less congestive methods of travel. Cars in large numbers cause traffic issues, accidents, and pollution [1]. The bicycle is among the most popular solutions to these problems, as bicycles are cheap for the user, healthy, and are a form of sustainable transportation. The two primary things to consider when encouraging bicycle usage are the cost and viability of implementation and the overall effectiveness of the solution [2, 3]....   [tags: Public Policy]
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The Necessity of Bicycle Helmet Laws - The Necessity of Bicycle Helmet Laws     Bicycle accidents have increased dramatically in the United States. About 500 American children and teenagers die each year in bicycle accidents, and three-quarters of those deaths come from head injuries (Jacques 1). Recent federal safety reports suggest that helmets can reduce the risk of head injury, but that only 4% of children under the age of ten wear helmets when bicycling. The percentage drops even more for young riders, particularly the rebellious 11- to 14-year-old age group....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays]
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Strategic Position and Risk Assessment: The Bicycle Rental Industry - Industry Trends Bicycle tourism is a small industry on the national level with a high sales growth rate indicating its status as a growing industry (Bizminer…Tours, 2013). The bicycle rental industry is also a small, however this industry has reached maturity and while not declining it is not growing (Bizminer…Rentals, 2013). These trends show that bicycle tours have an advantage over bicycle rentals in terms of growth. Therefore, the main strategy will be to focus on the promotion of the bicycle tours, using the bicycle rentals as a way to use inventory during slow months of the operating cycle....   [tags: tourist, market, advertisment, media]
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Personal Narrative - Bicycle Crash - Personal Narrative- Bicycle Crash I used to bike often with my friend Juan in my hometown of Aguascalientes, Mexico. In the narrow streets, a heavy flow of traffic make biking treacherous. Certain streets have traffic signs saying, "CEDA EL PASO A UN VEHICULO" which means "Let one vehicle go through at a time." I biked on the right side of the street and my friend Juan biked on the left side. On our trip to buy tamales Juan and I were supposed to cross an intersection with a "CEDA EL PASO A UN VEHICULO" sign....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 565 words
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Technology of Composite Bicycle Frames - Technology of Composite Bicycle Frames The definition of technology is systematic treatment/application of knowledge to produce something (Webster’s1496). I will take this definition and describe the technology of making a bicycle frame. Composites structures are defined as : “...constructions utilizing admixture or blend or a compound of distinct parts or elements of various available materials to produce a resulting structure of the highest possible strength to weight ratio ...” (Moynihan )....   [tags: Papers] 1251 words
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Outline for Bicycle Safety - Outline for Bicycle Safety General Purpose: To inform Specific Purpose: To explain to listeners how they can operate a bicycle safety. Central Idea: You can keep yourself safe on a bicycle if you follow a few safety rules: wear protective clothing, obey the rules of the road, and be aware of your surroundings. Introduction I. Teaching anyone to ride a bike is a most memorable experience, but having them obey the rules and regulations when riding is one of peoples first exposures to obeying the law....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Specialized Bicycle Components Inc. - This case study is about “Specialized Bicycle Components Inc.” known as Ride the Red “S”. Specialized was founded in 1974 by Mike Sinyard. According to Chris Murphy, director of marketing for Red “S”, specialized is for serious riders. He says, “The customer is buying the ride from us, not just the bike.” The company began to produce its own bike parts by 1976, and introduced the first major production mountain bike in the world in 1980. Specialized now has an extensive global distribution network of 5000 retailers in 35 countries in Asia, North America, South America, and Australia....   [tags: Business Analysis] 1279 words
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Physics of Bicycles - Physics plays a vital role in all that we do, whether we are aware of it or not. The sport of bicycling is no exception to the physical laws of Mother Nature. Friction is a resistive force that always acts in a direction that is opposite to the motion of a body. Frictional forces are dependent on two components; the coefficient of friction and the normal force. Friction = (µ)(n) There are two different types of frictional coefficients, static and kinetic. The coefficient of static friction is the frictional force that must be overcome before any motion commences....   [tags: physics bike bicycle cycle] 967 words
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Bicycle Xing - Bicycle Xing “The Lords Prayer is 66 words, the Gettysburg Address is 286 words, and there are 1,322 words in the Declaration of Independence, but government regulations on the sale of cabbage total 26,911 words.” This statement made from government annalist Ralph Reed in the summer of 1993, show just how absurd some government regulations can be. If something is important, we generally tend to just say it. If something is not entirely needed we just fill it full of jargon and become very longwinded....   [tags: essays research papers] 605 words
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Bicycle Helmets Mandatory? - Bicycle Helmets Mandatory. Should bicycle helmets be made mandatory for all cyclist. That is what two elementary students asked for from their city council, an ordinance enforcing the use of Bicycle Safety helmets for children under 12. So on April 25, 2002, in Richardson, Texas, the city council had decided against an ordinance requiring bicycle helmets for children under 12. Of course they had their reasons for not passing the request made by two young girls. If they would have taken a serious look at the issue, they may have viewed it differently....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 701 words
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Inventiong Of The Bicycle, Including Formal Outline - The invention of the bicycle: Was it the greatest invention ever. "There has not been a more civilizing invention in the memory of the present generator than the invention of the bicycle open to all classes, enjoyed by both sexes and ages"- Lord Balour (Leek&Leek9.) he bicycle invented in 1816 was to become one of the greatest inventions still used today. A small town blacksmith in Germany had an idea for an invention the people though was crazy. That idea ended up being something used daily today 185 year later....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Bicycle Alarm Project - Bicycle Alarm Project Introduction The crime rate in the UK is high and thefts pedal bicycles is on the increase. The reason for this increase is due to the increase in the cost of the bikes (many bikes now cost around £300), and due to the lack of security devices for bikes. The conventional bicycle lock is prone to thiefs who can break the chain links with a pair of bolt croppers. The bike locks also suffers in that it cannot protect against the theft of the bicycle lights or other attachments....   [tags: Papers] 2783 words
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Boston's Bicycle Commuters Have Their Reasons - Boston's Bicycle Commuters Have Their Reasons Professor Jim Ross begins his morning routine just like most people. After slamming the alarm clock a few times, he throws on sweats, eats a wholesome breakfast, and brushes his teeth. As a bicycle commuter in Boston, he is almost ready to go. Ross straps on a helmet, puts his work suit in his backpack, and begins his short commute. Fifteen minutes after he leaves his Brookline home, the Northeastern University journalism professor locks up his bike in front of the gym, where he showers and gets dressed before walking a few blocks to his office....   [tags: Journalism Journalistic Papers] 1994 words
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Agression Within The Family: Personal Experience - For those who know this man know that he is a very diligent worker, the breadwinner of his home, and the protector of his family. Although all of these aspects are great to be known for, these same people know the ugly side of him. The side that is mean, hurtful, and terrifying. “Who is this man?” you may ask, well that man just happens to be my father. I will give him credit, my father has had a rough life. He always tells me stories of when at the age of six, his own father didn’t want to have anything to do with him....   [tags: abuse, reward, bicycle, behavior]
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Comparing Lester of American Beauty and Ricci of The Bicycle Thief - Comparing Lester of American Beauty and Ricci of The Bicycle Thief In American Beauty Kevin Spacey who plays Lester lives a typical middle class life with his family. His wife is having an affair, his rebellious daughter doesn’t talk to him and his neighbors are psycho. In contrast The Bicycle Thief portrays a tight family. Riccis wife loves him, his behaved son talks to him and his neighbors are helpful when a crises occurs. In both of these films the main characters, Lester and Ricci, go through a responsibility stage....   [tags: Film Movies] 995 words
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Formal Analysis of Woman and Bicycle by Willem de Kooning - Formal Analysis: Woman and Bicycle by Willem de Kooning Woman and Bicycle is an abstract expressionist painting created by Willem de Kooning in 1952-53 as part of his collection of Women paintings. It roughly measures 6ft. by 4ft. in size and is an oil painting on canvas. The image can be understood to be figurative, however the figure is difficult to decipher on account of the haphazard style in which it was created. It appears that the picture has been altered a great many times, as if it is just one picture deposited upon the remains of or intentions of ones prior....   [tags: essays research papers] 808 words
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Physics of Stopping a Bike - In short brakes are a tool that turn kinetic energy into heat(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brakes). This is accomplished by applying friction in one way or another. In the case of disk brakes friction is created because the braking mechanism exerts a force on the break pads which pushes them into contact with disk. It is this contact combined with the fact that the disks are rotating that causes kinetic energy to be converted to heat. If the purpose of brakes is to convert kinetic energy into heat, then in order to know how much heat the brakes make requires that we find out how much kinetic energy there is in a moving bicycle....   [tags: physics bicycle] 1355 words
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Personal Writing: My First Time Experiencing Riding A Bicycle - Personal Writing: My First Time Experiencing Riding A Bicycle Sangho Kang After a very meaningful conversation with my dad about the old days, we came up with an object that we both remember cleary. It was my very first biclycle. My mind told me that I got it when I was only eight but my mom insisted that I was seven when I got it. Either of us had a proof, and so we desided that when I got it was not important. My dad put together all the small pieces of the bicycle. From a beautiful material that he called, "Your own car." Of course I knew that he had some magical ability, but I didn't think he could make such an awsome object....   [tags: essays research papers] 590 words
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The Evolution of Bicycles Throughout History - In 1817, the bicycle was introduced. It was clumsy, heavy, and dangerous. Throughout the last two centuries, modifications have made the bicycle easier to ride with inventions such as brakes, softer tires, and better maneuverability. The development of the modern day bicycle has led to increased environmental awareness, increased women’s civil rights, and permanently altered the public’s views on mass transportation. The first bike was called the Draisienne that was invented by Baron Von Drais in 1817: “…a walking machine that would help him get around the royal gardens faster: two same-size in-line wheels, the front one steerable, mounted in a frame which you straddled… The device was pr...   [tags: bike, draisenne, velocipede, bicycles]
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Oasis Bicycles Global Strategy - ... The healthcare sector is discovering more and more that cycling is a good solution to keep in shape. • In the longer term, the scarcity of fossil fuel will start playing a role again. The energy sector is beginning to find out that cyclists run on sandwiches. Threats: • The present economic boom is leading to a rapid increase in the number of cars. We also want to use those cars, also for distances that Dutch people would normally cover by bicycle. • Increasing availability of the car is an irreversible process....   [tags: Oasis Bicycles Case Study] 2700 words
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Physics of Cycling - Almost the entire spot of cycling is based on physics. Some aspects are obvious, like torque and other basic forces, although others do not come to mind as easily. Things like aerodynamics are playing an increasingly larger role in the sport, along with other things like damped harmonic motion (think mountain bike suspension), and efficiency. A lot of the detailed things would be beyond this paper, but the basics, which are the most import parts, will be talked about. Torque is what makes the wheels on the bike go round....   [tags: physics sport sports cycle bicycle] 1191 words
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Car And Bicycle Brakes - Caliper Brakes Effectiveness: good mechanical advantage as it allows the operator to brake with little effort on the hydraulic lever, which needs to be squeezed. Material: Calipers are fixed mount, opposed piston calipers cast from aluminium alloy. Calipers are the hydraulic clamp portion of the disc braking system. Manufactured from either ferrous or non-ferrous materials and bolted firmly to the suspension upright(or knuckle) the caliper holds the pads in place and, through the action hydraulic pistons actuated by the master cylinder, force them against the rotating surface of the disc when pressure is applied to the brake pedal....   [tags: essays research papers] 377 words
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Oasis Bicycles Global Business Strategy - ... But at the same time, company should look after other age groups also as French people are known for their fitness. The 4P’s (product, promotion, place (distribution), price) are the four elements of a marketing mix strategy that determines the success of a product in the marketplace. Product: Oasis bicycle is a Taiwan based company which makes different kinds of bikes for different age groups. Company’s marketing strategy should be based on local market. Product should be how the local customer wants and according to their needs....   [tags: Oasis Bicycles Case Study] 1572 words
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Bicycles and Automobiles - Bicycles have been a form of transportation for hundreds of years now. Although many people choose to drive automobiles rather than riding bicycles, there is still a sizeable amount of people who prefer riding bicycles. In addition, Cyclists have always ridden their bicycles on the road next to automobiles. However, many people believe that cyclists should have separate laws, while, on the other hand; other people believe that cyclists deserve to have the same laws as car drivers. According to Grant Petersen, bike commuting is up to 61.6 percent in the last thirteen years, but since the national average is still less than two percent, it is hard to make a strong case for revamping the laws...   [tags: transportation, convenience, law]
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Fixed Gear Bicycles - Bicycle riding and other forms of non automotive transportation have drastically diminished since the mass abundance of affordable cars and other automobiles. In today’s day and age, more and more people are using cars to get to places due to its convenience and affordability. Recently however, a phenomenon has occurred resulting in a drastic increase in the popularity of fixed gear bicycling. Fixed gear bicycles or “fixies” are bicycles that have no free wheel (meaning that they cannot coast or ride without pedaling and that the pedals are always moving when the wheels are in motion)....   [tags: Health ] 1558 words
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Using Bicycles As An Alternative To Automobiles - Using Bicycles As An Alternative To Automobiles Abstract: This paper basically shows the reasons to use the bicycle as an alternative mode of transportation. It will points out the benefits of the use of a bicycle. It will also show what is being done to get rid of the negative aspects of using a bicycle for transportation. Bicycling is one of the fastest growing forms of recreation. People are drawn to it for many reasons, being out in the fresh air, the thrill of speed, the physical challenge, along with many other things....   [tags: essays research papers] 1481 words
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The Bicycles Changed America - The Bicycles Changed America The great changes in American society that came with the introduction bicycle in the late 19th century are often overshadowed by the influence of the automobile in the following decades. Today, bicycles are often seen as an alternative mode of transportation - a cleaner and more environmentally conscious form of travel. Because of this, it may be difficult to realize the incredible modernizing effects that bicycles had on American society when they were first introduced....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Bicycles - Bicycles and life The bicycle was a truly exciting machine when it was first invented over a century ago; it was improved with every passing. A bike has many advantages- it is the most energy efficient form of transport on earth, it is healthy, non-polluting, economical and safe, but it's most unique, outstanding and enjoyable quality is that a bike is totally personal. The experience is unlike anything that you encounter while you are bicycling. Swooping around corners, the wind rushing against your face and through your hair, the smells of grass, of morning bakeries and evening dew is sensational....   [tags: World Cultures] 349 words
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Laughing Dog Bicycles - Laughing Dog Bicycles Laughing Dog Bicycles is located on Main Street in Amherst, its one five bicycle service and retail stores in the local area. The store is actually located in the rear of the Amherst Peter Pan building, however the friendly sign hangs facing the street. In order to enter the store one has to go down a narrow alley, which has been greatly aged by time. The pavement is filled with irregularities and the tall walls on both sides are cracked and their paint is faded. The alley leads to a small parking lot, which has a secluded yet friendly atmosphere of local businesses....   [tags: Papers] 527 words
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The Evolution of Women’s Clothing - “For as long as men and women have been wearing clothing, there has been a hierarchy based on garments. The clearest example arose when the sexes were segregated into skirts and pants: women would only wear dresses (a symbol of submission) and men would only wear trousers (proof of domination). Women’s clothing was created to impede and hamper movement (through tight or many layered skirts), while men enjoyed the ease and comfort of pant legs.” (Meza, Echazarreta) Women’s fashion throughout the ages can be used to trace the history of equality between men and women....   [tags: Societal Advancements, Bicycles]
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Benefits of Cycling - Bicycles are traditionally thought of as the transport of choice for students and people who cannot afford a car. However, bicycles are fast becoming “the new golf” for the wealthy. Instead of playing a round of golf at an exclusive country club, many executives are choosing to do a few laps of Centennial Park or are commuting to work on their expensive road bikes. As society evolves we as humans are beginning to understand the effects of cars to the environment. As well as the price society is paying to use vehicle transport, society has evolved into a lackadaisical community....   [tags: bicycles, bike brands]
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Benefits of Taking the Bus or Riding a Bike To School or Work - I know you enjoy the feeling of freedom that you drive your car and go to anywhere at any time. But if you decide to go to school at the morning, I suggest you do better to drive your car to the school as early as you can; since you are hard to find a spot at school. According to the Triton Review, it says “If you are here for a class at just about any time, you’ll be circling the parking lot for a while” (Thompson). If you are worried about you cannot find a parking spots on campus; Public transportation or bicycle are the great ways to help you to move from your home and to the campus....   [tags: Transportation] 593 words
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Vittorio De Sica’s Neorealist Change of Heart - As we traverse through time and history the world goes through many different phases; some of these phases have no similarity to the last and some overlap with one another. One of the phases Italian cinema went through was Neorealism. Like everything else, every phase comes to an end. Vittorio De Sica’s Umberto D was considered the moving away from Neorealism in Italian cinema history. Umberto D did, however, carry aspects of neorealism just as Bicycle Thief, also by Vittorio De Sica, does during the prime of Neorealism....   [tags: Neorealism, Italian Cinema History]
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Increasing Bike Lanes One Armadillo at a Time - Increasing Bike Lanes One Armadillo at a Time Introduction Bicycles have been a major part of our transportation system for over one hundred years. Bicycle lanes are designated by a white strip, a bicycle symbol, and a sign that alerts everyone that portion of the road is for cyclists only. However, in the Tuscaloosa are the current lack of bicycle lanes is an ongoing problem. Each time a cyclists rides their bicycle on a road where there are no bike lanes they cyclists places themselves and everyone else on the roadways in danger....   [tags: oberweight, obesity, biking laws]
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The Evolution of the Motorized Bike - Heart racing and adrenaline pumping, John pushes the throttle on the bike, he goes ten, fifteen, twenty miles per hour and next thing you know, John is gone. The need for speed has always been in high demand. Fast cars, fast boats, and the thrill of having the wind blow in your hair is what evolved a simple bicycle into a heavenly creation. The average speed riding neutral on a course fourteen point three miles on a bicycle is between fifteen and seventeen miles per hour (“The Average Speed Page”)....   [tags: Motorized Bikes, vehicles, history, inventions, ]
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Kallang Riverside Park: Outdoor Activities Analysis - The Kallang River is the longest river in Singapore and it flows via the Marina Channel into the Marina Barrage a dam (Cornelius, V., 2008). According to the researchers from the (National Parks Board, 2009), the Kallang riverside park located on the side of this river which holds many recreations and sports activities such as fitness equipment and jogging and cycling tracks marked with distance markers. This cycling tracks leads down towards the Esplanade Park which is one of the oldest parks in Singapore....   [tags: cycling, kallang park, cycling tracks]
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Cycling: The Road to Good Health - Cycling is the best way to get in shape, enjoy the outdoors, and have fun while you’re doing it. Unfortunately, many people think bicycles are for kids and often overlook the positive physical and psychological health benefits of cycling. If you ride bike for thirty minutes every day, you would burn eleven pounds of fat in a year, build lean muscle, boost your metabolism, and dramatically decrease your chances of acquiring heart disease. The immediate physical results of cycling will boost your self-esteem and you’ll find yourself wondering why you didn’t start pedaling down the road to good health sooner....   [tags: Physical Fitness]
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Creating Community: Implementation of a Bycicle Friendly Business District - Downtown Denton is an area that combines history, entertainment, and community. Within a mile you can find unique places to eat, find treasures both old and new, and then finish off your trip with a concert on the lawn at the courthouse. Yet, even with these wonderful attributes of the downtown area, a stronger sense of community as well as a larger and more stable economic base could be achieved if the area were bike friendly. Currently there are not even the basic provisions afforded to those individuals who choose bicycling as their mode of transportation....   [tags: Denton, sense of community, cyclists]
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Sustainable Urban Area - The model of our sustainable urban area is one that is comprised of several interacting parts, each relying on one another in order to successfully transport the population to whatever destination they have in mind. The first is a system of trains located outside of the city itself that will provide long-distance travel for both goods and people. The inner city area will have very little cars because our electric autonomous automobiles will be utilized mainly in order to connect these stations and other residences with the center of the urban area....   [tags: Trains, Transportation, Cars, Walking]
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History Of Bikes - A bicycle is a vehicle consisting of two wheels attached to a frame and steered by a fix tandem, and propelled by the shaire force of the user who put pressure on pedals that make the wheel spin. The invention of the bicycle date far back to the 17th century, and since then has been constantly modified during the past decades to reach the bicycle who know today. The first bicycle , a wooden scooter-like vehicle, named a “celerifere,” was invented by Comte Mede de Sivrac of France. It consisted of two big wheels connected to a wooden beam....   [tags: essays research papers] 807 words
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The Wright Brothers: Great Innovators of Flight - Throughout history, mankind has been fascinated with the concept of flight. It was not until the turn of the 20th Century that the dream of flying among the birds became a reality. On December 17, 1905, Wilbur and Orville Wright flew on the first flying machine that was heavier than air. The Wright brothers made a legacy for themselves and are remembered as some of the greatest innovators of their time. In this report, I will give a brief biographic account of the early adulthood, pre-flight business endeavors, and the events that led up to the innovation that evolved into modern aeronautics....   [tags: Wilbur and Orville Wright]
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Domestic Competition: Helped or Hindered by Foreign Firm Entry - Domestic Competition: Helped or Hindered by Foreign Firm Entry The presence of foreign firms improves domestic competition; if the foreign entrant is bringing anything new to the table in order to expand in a new market, it brings technology and ideas that domestic companies can emulate. This is especially true in the case of countries new to capitalism, such as China. According to Crocker and Yi-Chung (2004) foreign firms entering China during the 1980s faced negligible competition from domestic businesses....   [tags: multinational enterprises, foreign entrant]
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