Not that we needed one, but the headline last April from the World Health Organization was a wake-up call: air pollution is the single largest environmental health risk to the European continent, costing Europeans $1.6 trillion a year in the form of early deaths and disease.
To help raise awareness about this critical issue, LUMI will host a bicycle tour along the beautiful Helsinki coastline this Saturday, 12 September, as part of Helsinki Design Week 2015.[/spb_text_block] [spb_blank_spacer height=”1px” width=”1/4″ el_position=”last”] [spb_blank_spacer height=”1px” width=”1/4″ el_position=”first”] [spb_text_block animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”3″ width=”1/2″]
The ride will begin at our LUMI Supermarket Store, Aleksanterinkatu 28, at 12 o’clock, where participants will receive a refreshing pre-ride drink, and where one of our lead designers, Bruno Beaugrand, will give a brief presentation on the virtues of a well-designed bicycle, both as an object of design, as well as a perfect vehicle for sustainable living.
The ride will then continue along the Helsinki coastline, toward Jätkäsaari, with a brief pit-stop at Mattolaituri, where riders will have access to some mid-ride refreshments at discounted prices. The ride concludes at Helsinki Design Week’s main venue in Jätkäsaari, the L3 Design Dock, where the first 20 riders will receive free entry. Additionally, after the ride finishes in Jätkäsaari, riders may also return to Mattolaituri, to celebrate with a specially priced bottle of champagne or rosé.
So, join us this Saturday, 12 September at 12 o’clock, at our LUMI Supermarket Store, to help keep our city air clean!
A big thank you to everyone who made it out for the ride! Below are some images from the start of the event.
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