cyclists craft car skeletons to critique vehicle size on roads
cyclists craft car skeletons to critique vehicle size on roads
oct 10, 2014
cyclists craft car skeletons to critique vehicle size on roads


cyclists craft car skeletons to critique vehicle size on roads
all images courtesy of let’s bike it

 

 

 

during this year’s european week of sustainable mobility, a branch of latvian cyclists part of the let’s bike it community staged a creative protest, which effectively — and cleverly — showed that cars with single occupants take up way too much space. the streets of riga were lined with hand-crafted constructions of full-scale car frames, made to sit on the shoulders of the bike rider. bamboo-like rods tethered together created the skeleton of a vehicle-sized structure, while bright colored paint ensured their visibility on the road. the wearable units extend far beyond the width of an individual cyclist — a truly representative and definite illustration of the difference in scale from driver to bike rider.

in latvia cyclists wear car frame to prove vehicles take up too much space
the latvian cyclists wear built bamboo-like constructions as an illustration why biking is better

in latvia cyclists wear car frame to prove vehicles take up too much space
the design has been constructed to sit on the shoulders of the bike rider

cyclists wear car frame to prove vehicles take up too much space
the team of cyclists take to the streets of riga during the european week of sustainable mobility

in latvia cyclists wear car frame to prove vehicles take up too much space
on the road, the car frames occupy the same width as a normal vehicle

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