Monday 8 August 2011

Good Bike Project

I spied this in my 'hood on my way to work this morning at Queen W/Dovercourt.

It's part of the Good Bike Project.

The neon bike outside of the OCAD U Student Gallery was conceived as a simple art project that we hoped would beautify and energize the grim strip of Dundas Street West where we work. The bike’s bold, graphic and current aesthetic was an instant hit with passersby. When we were ticketed by the City, messages of support poured in from locals and from people in far flung locations including Brazil and Australia; and now we’ve teamed with the municipal government on a large scale project that uses painted bikes to celebrate community, creativity and regeneration.

THE ORANGE GOOD BIKES mark sites important to emerging artists in Toronto.


Julie said... definitely couldn't lose a bike that bright :)

Angie in T.O. said...

Interesting concept. I noticed something similar when we were in Port Credit for Canada Day. Only they all had huge baskets of flowers in front baskets. Very Pretty.

AudreyO said...

Wow, I love the bright bike. Ticketed? Oh goodness :(

Lord of the Wings said...

I like it!

Feisty Crone said...

There's something about the color of that bike that makes me smile! It's very bright :)