Bicycle as Art, Art as Bicycles (www.inspirationgreen.com)

For some, cycling is a way to get around, for others, cycling is a way to exercise, get fit and stay healthy. For the creative, cycling is a way to express themselves artistically, in form, function and design, while being environmentally friendly through recycling!

Enjoy everyone!

sculpture

Burning Man Festival 2007 by Mark Grieve and Ilana Spector
Bikes reclaimed from garbage dumps and recycling centers form a 30 foot high archway.
Pic: Jenene Chesbrough www.flickr.com

bicycle reuse

Bicycle Shop Germany
Christian Petersen admires the facade of the bike shop he co-owns in Atlandsberg, north east of Berlin. How they get the bikes down when needed is an unknown!  www.pixdaus.com

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Bicycle Fence
Pic: www.ibikecolumbia.blogspot.com

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Bicycle Furniture  Tubes as cushions, wheels as frame.
By Andrew Gregg – designs many great pieces – check out his site…
www.bikefurniture.com

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Tour Table  by Gae Aulenti
Available through: www.mintshop.co.uk
Pic: www.moggit.com

bicycle reuse

Retread – By Judd Turner
Bicycle tires, wood frame. 26″ x 18″
www.judturner.com

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Robert Rauschenberg Riding Bikes, 1998
With neon, in a fountain, Berlin.
Pic: Hans Bug www.commons.wikimedia.org

bicycle reuse

Bicycle Gate
Pic: www.funfunpics.blogspot.com

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Bicycle Sculpture Vancouver, Canada
An bike riding artist driven to frustration…
Pic: Dustin Sacks www.flickr.com

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Sculpture on top of the River City Bicycle Store Portland, OR
Pic: Dr Burtoni www.flickr.com

bicycle reuse

SeeSaw Bike – made from Brooks England bike parts…
Designed by Ben Wilson
www.viacomit.net

bicycle reuse

Susan Crownenwett, San Francisco 1999
Have seen extended length fences like this, that look really nice…
www.sunsetscavenger.com

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Hanging Bicycle Fence – Myrtleford, Australia
Pic: www.picasaweb.google.com

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Bicycle Gate
Popular design for the wheels keep the gate up off the ground.
www.funfunpics.blogspot.com

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Bicycle Gate  My favorite! www.funfunpics.blogspot.com

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Bicycle Fence in Blue Ridge Mountains
www.funfunpics.blogspot.com

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Black Bicycle Fence
www.funfunpics.blogspot.com

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Bicycle Fence
Surrounding Recycle Ithaca’s Bicycle’s (RIB) Old Shop
Pic: Sandy Su www.flickr.com

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Bicycle Sculpture by Donald Lipski
Washington Convention Center. Lipski’s stool sculpture seen behind.
Pic: Thom Watson www.flickr.com

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Bicycle Sculpture ‘Surge’ 2006, Chicago.
Lucy Slavinski  www.lucyslivinski.com

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Bicycle Sculpture and Windchime
by David James of Alberta, Canada. www.bikengruvin.com

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Bicycle Wheel Dome
Designer: Philippe Lablond – bicycle shop owner Whitehorse, Yukon
Pic: www.canadiandesignresource.ca

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Bicycle Sculpture by Jake Beckman
Entrance to Morgana Run Bike Trail Cleveland
www.americantrails.org

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Bicycle Sculpture ‘Cyclisk’
Artists Mark Grieve and Ilana Spector. Santa Rosa’s 65′ obelisk sculpted from recycled bicycles. It weighs 10,000 lbs and is made from roughly 340 recycled bicycles collected from local nonprofit community bike projects. It took nearly four months of welding to manufacture. Could be the look of the future, obelisks of waste. Pic: www.flickr.com

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Bicycle Wheel Mirrors
By Gilbert VandenHeuvel of Ontario
www.therecycler.ca  $300.

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Ivy League Bikers
www.flickr.com

bicycle reuse

Rusting bicycle trellis hung on side of houseboat Bolinas, California
Pic: James Gaither www.flickr.com

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Bicycle Fence – Golden, Texas
Pic: www.tphblog.com

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Bike Accident in Denmark
Pic: Tomasz Sienicki www.commons.wikimedia.org

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Bicycle Celebration – St Omer, France
By Phil Nevard www.flickr.com

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Fish on Bikes – Surrey, England
Artist: Daren Greenhow
Pic: M J Richardson www.commons.wikimedia.org

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Bicycle Gear Sphere by James Irving
Pic: Paul Carnahan www.flickr.com

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Bicycle Sculpture, Palmer Sculpture Biennial, Australia
Pic: Harvey Schiller www.flickr.com

bicycle reuse

Bike Cart – After shopping, for flat lands only.
Instructables – How to… www.instructables.com

bicycle furniture

Double Bicycle Chair
By Gilbert VandenHeuvel of Ontario
www.therecycler.ca

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Recycled Bicycle Chain & Tire Chair
www.brcdesigns.com – Inman, SC

bicycle reuse

Bicycle Chain Chandeliers
By Carolina Fontaura Alzaga
www.facaro.com

This content was sourced from: http://inspirationgreen.com/bicycle-art.html

Australia re-creates world famous transport photo

Australia re-creates world famous transport photo

On Sunday 9th September 69 volunteers, 69 bicycles, 60 cars and one bus gathered in Canberra to recreate a world-renowned photograph taken more than 20 years ago to demonstrate the advantages of bus and bicycle travel in congested cities.

The captured image shows the typical space occupied in a city street by three common modes of transport—cars, bicycles and a bus—and is being made available free of charge to organisations, group and individuals to help promote the efficiency of public transport and cycling in congested cities.

“The image succinctly illustrates the greater space efficiency of bus and bicycle travel,” spokesperson for the Cycling Promotion Fund (CPF), Mr Stephen Hodge said.

“In the space it takes to accommodate 60 cars, cities can accommodate around sixteen buses or more than 600 bikes.”

While many developed nations are embracing active travel, Australia is missing major opportunities to develop efficient and convenient transport options that have significant health and economic benefits.

“Eight out of ten Australian adults still use a private motor vehicle to travel to work or full-time study, just 14% take public transport, 4% walk and a mere 2% cycle, with 30% of these trips in the cities under 3km” Mr Hodge said.

“If Australians continue on this path it is estimated that productivity loss due to avoidable congestion—the economic loss due to the amount of time wasted in traffic—will be $20 billion by 2020.”

The Australian photographic initiative was funded by the Cycling Promotion Fund, the ACT Government and online donations from Australians via the Go! Alliance website, also receiving in-kind support from Pedal Power ACT. The project used 69 people, as this is the capacity of a standard Canberra bus, and 60 cars, as this is the number occupied on average by 69 people.

 “There’s been great interest from cities across Australia and we’re hoping that by making the image freely available this interest translates into wide dissemination,” Mr Hodge said.

“As Australia’s population swells and our cities experience ever increasing congestion we need to get smarter about how we use existing road space—including investing more in alternatives such as public transport and cycling—if we are to move people more efficiently and effectively.”

Download the Australian transport photo from [http://bit.ly/PJ0ZAD], 1600px, 2400px and 3600px versions available for download.

Contacts/information

•         Stephen Hodge, Mob 0411 149 910, shodge@cyclingpromotion.com.au

•         Peter Bourke, Mob 0438 871 271, pbourke@cyclingpromotion.com.au  

•         Australian Documentaries has kindly put together a short video for us of the making of the Canberra Transport Photo, see http://youtu.be/YEVaP-W4Vs4.

•         See www.cyclingpromotion.com.au for more details.

The Canberra Transport Photo – 9 September, 2012

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