Showing posts with label transportation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label transportation. Show all posts

Hot Air Balloon Day- June 5

Hot air balloon is the oldest form of flight technology used by humans. The first manned flight was on June 5 in 1783. The balloon envelope itself is used to contain the hot air, and a gondola, which means creating a ride with hot air. The hot air balloon in the casing creates a low density of cold air from outside, which is what makes the balloon rise. Hot Air Balloon Day is an annual celebration that indicates the effect of the hot air balloons flying experience.

How to celebrate Hot Air Balloon Day?
Although it is a precious experience, you may want to celebrate the Day balloon ride balloon. While this is not ideal for those with a fear of heights or flying, but if you want, there are companies that offer hot air balloon flights and even coupons to cheapen it.

World Bicycle Day - June 3

In April 2018, the UN General Assembly declared June 3 to be International Bicycle Day. The decision to dedicate a special day to bicycles came to recognize them as a sustainable, simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally friendly means of transport, unique, longevity and flexibility.
This is certainly true. Bicycles have been around since the 19th century. The first documented model of a bicycle was presented to the public in Paris in 1818 by the German Baron Karl von Drais. These were bicycles that were propelled by pushing the rider's feet against the ground and were known as "running machine", or "Draisine" in the name of their inventor.

In 1839 the first modern bicycles were created by the Scottish son of a blacksmith Kirkpatrick Macmillan who included the previous bicycle model when he created a crankshaft to propel the rear wheel.
In the late 1860s, the French Ernest Michaux and Pierre Lallement designed the first bicycles with pedals. Their bikes were all made of wood and later contained metal tires. Their model was called a "boneshaker" because riding them was very uncomfortable.
In 1870, the Englishman James Starley invented the "Penny-Farthing" bicycle model, which contained an extra-large front wheel that allowed the rider to travel at a higher speed than the boneshaker bicycle. These bikes were dangerous because of the great height of the rider who fell from them quite a few times. In the 1890s the safety bikes were invented that contained two equal wheels and a drive chain.

Two riders riding a Penny Farthing, Santa Ana, California, 1886
The nineties of the 19th century were called the "Golden Age of Bicycles". Add gears to them, move the seat back and develop the paddle using a chain. Cycling has become a comfortable ride and they are becoming more and more popular.
The bikes are not harmful to the environment because they do not waste any resources and do not pollute. Cycling contributes to health and is especially beneficial for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

How to celebrate World Bicycle Day?
There are many reasons why World Bicycle Day celebration is vital to the health of the people of the planet and to the planet itself. Bicycles are an easy-to-use and affordable means of transportation for those who may not have access to a car.
In honor of the bike day you can ride them on the way to work or your place of study. You will not have to find parking when you arrive.
You can also go on a bike ride in nature and enjoy the view and good air.

June 3 is also Repeat Day

Scooter Day - May 19

May 19 is Scooter Day. The scooter day was announced in 2015 by the American company Micro Kickboard, which distributes scooters, kickboards and other innovative means of transportation.
The scooter is a  is a human-powered street vehicle with a handlebar, deck, and wheels propelled by a rider pushing off the ground. The scooter day was announced in 2015 by the American company Micro Kickboard, which distributes scooters, kickboards and other innovative means of transportation.
The scooter is a vehicle built from a narrow surface parallel to the ground, with two wheels and a steering handlebar attached to the front wheel.
In congested cities around the world, where parking is very difficult to find, scooters are a popular solution to the transportation problem.
To ride a scooter you have to stand on it with one foot and push it with the other foot, while holding the handlebars.
A scooter with 3 wheels and two surfaces is called a Wiggle Scooter and to ride it you have to stand with both feet on both surfaces, hold the handlebars, push with one foot and lift it to the surface. To move the wiggle scooter one has to move the legs to the right or left side.
There are also motorized scooters that run on electricity or fuel.

Who Invented the Scooter?
It is not known who invented the first scooter, but it is known that it has been used since about 100 years ago in urban areas in Europe and the United States. The first scooters were handmade, homemade, usually as play items designed for children to roam the street. At the end of the twentieth century, companies began to manufacture scooters industrially and sell them.
Scooter Day is the day of celebration for small vehicles on both wheels.
So in honor of Scooter Day, ride your scooter with pleasure and caution!

Copyright: Cathy Yeulet

Cable car day- 17 January

On January 17, year 1871, Andrew Smith Hallidie, British-born US resident, registered the first patent of the cable, making the date as of January 17, the cable car.

The design of Hallidie transferring loads generated by cable car came when he tried to pull up the steep Jackson Street in San Francisco. The inspiration came to him from watching the horses who carry loads and falling exertion, sometimes even die.

Fortunately for horses, Hallidie was not just sympathetic for them, but also a talent he executed and used trolleys traveling on long mining cables to carry the load.
Two years after patenting of the cable, Hallidie installed the world's first road used by coach traveling on Clay Street cable. Although his cable car did not survive, the car that fits 8 people kept Mason Street Cable Car Museum in San Francisco.
Cable Car Museum- 1201 Mason st

The years passed and the patent for the cable car ride heights courage car hanging in the air and you can drive it to go mountain locations or watch the view from above.
In honor to the cable car day, go to a to a place that offers cable cars travels and take a ride.
Picture courtesy of: © papaija2008-

  January 17 is also Popeye day

Go for a Ride Day- 22nd November

November 22 was announced as the Go for a ride day. 
On this day you just have to get in the car, get on a bike, motorcycle, scooter or Segway or use public transportation and take a ride. 
Go for a ride day is a day celebrated worldwide. On this day- forget work, school and smartphone and enjoy a good trip to clean the head.
If you live in the city, on November 22 run away to the bosom of the nature. If you live in a rural area, take a walk in the big city. Simply replace the atmosphere.


The history of Go for a ride day

November 22 was set as the official Go for a ride day following the events that happened in the world of transportation on this date:

On 22 November 1904 a man named Matthias invented Philadelphia Fatitz'r the direct electric Interpol (the vehicle).
In 1927, Carl J. Eliason Wisconsin invented the snowmobile, which has improved the lives of the people of Wisconsin for the better.
On the same date in 1977 came the first passenger flight of the supersonic Concorde jet.
As you can see, various transport events in various areas of transport world occurred on this day, and this justifies the celebration of our ability to travel, go on the road, pedaling along the paths and just enjoy the world!


Go for a Ride- by bike (retro)

Motorbikes coloring pages

Free printable coloring pages of motorcycles and scooters. 

Choose the coloring page of the motorbike you want to paint, print and paint for your enjoyment. To print the page you would like to color, click on page and then click Ctrl+P.

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National Lighthouse Day - August 7

The lighthouse is a tower that spreads light that shines in the dark to protect and warn. It is meant to aid in navigation and sailing at sea, but the word lighthouse is also a metaphor for a person or friend who helps in difficult times and guides the way.

The history of the lighthouse

The earliest methods of helping seafarers reach the shore were lighting fires at the top of cliffs and hills.
The lighthouse began to be used for navigation, to mark shorelines and sandbars and to help ships reach the port safely. To distribute the light use a system of lamps and lenses.
The most famous lighthouse structure from ancient times was the Pharos of Alexandria, Egypt, although it collapsed during an earthquake hundreds of years later.
When aviation began to develop, in the 1920s and 1930s, lighthouses were built to signal aircraft and mark flight directions and airports for them. This was before they invented means of navigation like radio waves, radar and the like.
In the United States, for example, a line of lighthouses was stretched to its full width. Many such lighthouses were built in Europe and especially in England and were used until the Second World War.
Today there are modern navigation aids and the need for a lighthouse has been reduced. There are less than 1,500 lighthouses left in the world.
The modern lighthouses are unmanned. They have a rotating lens system that sends short flashes in all directions. These lights are similar to the lights emitted from beacons installed on tall buildings.

Although the use of the lighthouse has diminished, the lighthouse still has a cultural and nostalgic value. In honor of Lighthouse Day, go visit one or two lighthouses and learn about the great value they had in saving lives in the past and also about using them today.

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