Gallery: Artists Turn Abandoned Bikes into Flowering Neon Street Art in...

 

There are abandoned bikes in every city — locked to poles long after their owners lost their lock keys or moved away — and often they are ticketed for being left behind. A group of renegade bike warriors in Toronto have found a way to turn those forgotten bikes into green street art, and after an initial pushback from City Hall they’ve now got Toronto’s government on their side. It all started when a Toronto woman spray painted an abandoned bike neon red and then planted its basket. After the city ticketed the bike, a few citizens roared in protest by starting The Good Bike Project — and over time the local government has thrown in its hat and started working with the group to take the idea and spread it citywide.

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