On a trip to Toronto in the summertime, I was pleasantly surprised to find the colourful bikes on the street. How foolish of me to think it was a subsidized art initiative from The City! What kind of world would we live in if people’s creativity was welcomed and encouraged by our administrations?
In all seriousness: the bikes are fun, different, and even beautiful. Instead of crashing down on the idea, the city should plan to make an annual event to have the abandoned bikes decorated and displayed over the summer. This raises awareness of art, cycling, creativity, sense of community, waste management, sustainable practices, etc. It’s just simply a wonderful concept.
Hope this letter helps your cause. Sincerely,
Marie-Pier Demers (Ottawa)