Post Car Travel Agency: A Pop-Up bicycle travel space in San Francisco


Post Car Travel Agency
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Announcing a ten day travel agency planning door-to-door bicycle and transit adventures originating in the San Francisco Bay Area. We will provide all the functions of a travel agency: planning, booking, giving advise on outfitting and routes.

August 17th through 26th, 2012

San Francisco’s Mission District , CA

In February, Kristin Saunders and Kelly Gregory of Roving Studios, a San Francisco based architecture company, approached Swift Industries to collaborate on a pop-up shop design challenge from the Mission District’s very own StoreFrontLab. The timing was amazing since I was heading to San Francisco for a short visit. While in my hometown we put our heads together to think about how our companies and firm could present a retail space that advocates bicycle travel which incorporates public transportation and shares routes and attractions easily accessed by bicycle. Here’s what we spun up:

 We at Post Car Travel Agency want to create a cycle-centered travel agency based in the Bay Area. By inhabiting Store Front Lab, Post Car Travel Agency will promote bicycle-touring culture and community. Post Car Travel Agency was conceived by the women of Roving Studio, Post Car Adventuring, and Swift Industries because cycle touring has encouraged us to test our physical limits and expand our social and geographical sense of place. Cycle-tour has introduced us to a deepened connection to the landscape through slower travel and a relationship with public interfaces (transit, etc.). In the Storefront Lab, we are going to create a temporary travel agency planning door-to-door bicycle adventures originating in the San Francisco Bay Area. We will provide all the functions of a travel agency: planning, booking, giving advise on outfitting and routes. In addition to custom trips , we will highlight 4 routes, each of which will feature a custom baggage arrangement outfitted by the handcrafters at Swift Industries. The Post Car Travel Agency will serve as a Bay Area hub for ten days of presentations, classes, and retail space to inspire bicycle adventures. We see the StoreFrontLab as a jumping off point for a larger discussion about modern travel and as a starting point for further installations of the Post Car Travel Agency. “

The event website will announce the speakers and workshops we have lined up for the week of August 17th, and offer travel hints and resources to gear up for the amazing event.

http://postcartravelagency.tumblr.com/

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