Intermission: Transforming a City Through Neon Bikes
How are we?
Take the Survey
Newspaper Creates Brilliant Spoof TV Listing For Trump’s Inauguration When truth is stranger than fiction
These 8 Men Own Half The World’s Wealth ”It is obscene for so much wealth to be held in the hands of so few”
Research Shows That People Who USe Profanity Are More Honest Than Those Who Don’t That’s some great f***ing news.
Republican Politician Gropes Staffer Saying ‘I No Longer Have To Be Politically Correct’ More sick behavior inspired by Trump.
Political Science Professor Calls Out The Republicans Lack Of Courage In The Face Of Trump ‘History will condemn those who stayed silent’
Any city dweller is well acquainted with the sight of abandoned bicycles that stay locked to poles for months, rusting away and slowly being stripped of all of their parts. In Toronto, Caroline Macfarlane and Vanessa Nicholas decided to do something about it. The artists paint bikes in cheerful neon colors, often adding planters to their baskets, and place them around the city.
At first, the pair ran up against city bureaucracy, Macfarlane says—their initial piece of bike art received a ticket for being stored on public property. But since then, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has endorsed what is now called "The Good Bike Project," which has grown to include 36 reclaimed bikes, and the city government has begun donating abandoned bikes to the artists. "Each bike marks a site that embodies the spirit of regeneration and community that inspired us in the first place," Macfarlane says.
Here's a gallery of some of the transformed bikes brightening up Toronto's streets.
photos courtesy of The Good Bike Project