Cyclists Build Skeleton Car Frames to Make a Clever Statement About Vehicle Size

For this year's European Week of Sustainable Mobility, Latvian cyclists that are part of the Let's Bike It community made a clever and creative statement about cars. The group hand-crafted bamboo constructions that were vehicle frames built to-scale, and they then proceeded to ride the streets of Riga to demonstrate the amount of space that cars take up on the road.

The colorful creations were tethered to form a skeleton car that's complete with a hood and trunk. Amazingly, the bikers teetered the shells on their shoulders as they traveled among the real cars on the busy roads. This visually-impactful display not only shows the size differences between a car and biker, but it reminds people just how many more bicycles than cars can fit on the road; perhaps it will inspire vehicle owners to ride their bikes for their next outing.

Let's Bike It website
via [designboom]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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