Monday, November 19, 2012

With Love From Memphis


Community initiative including bike lane, crosswalk and parking spots (April 2012)

http://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2012/4/25/guerrilla-painting.html

Monday, October 29, 2012

Sunday, September 23, 2012

New Zebra Crossing in Mexico City


Camina, Haz Ciudad installs a new zebra crossing in Mexico City for Park(ing) Day 2012

http://hazciudad.blogspot.ca/

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Spontaneous Interventions Online



DIY Bike Lanes a hit at the Venice Biennale


DIY bike lanes get the Architectural Biennale treatment in Venice with Spontaneous Interventions Exhibition
now on public view.

New York Times review:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/12/arts/design/13th-venice-architecture-biennale-the-usual-hagiography.html?smid=tw-share


"It suggests that cities and architects still have a ways to go to catch up with an increasingly restless public’s appetite for better design and better living. And that the public isn’t waiting."


Photo: URS bike lane on Bloor Street, Toronto.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

DIY Activism in American Architect Magazine

























'Spontaneous Interventions'
American Architect Magazine explores DIY activism in its pages in advance of the Biennale 2012 in Venice:
http://www.architectmagazine.com/architecture/spontaneous-interventions--47-to--62.aspx

Biennale Architetura 2012
http://www.labiennale.org/en/architecture/index.html


Photo: Pothole Onomatopoeia, URS Toronto

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Info Pillar Takeover

carTOgraphy471 by Martinho
carTOgraphy471, a photo by Martinho on Flickr.
Spadina and College

Friday, June 15, 2012

The Desire Crosswalk

Major and Ulster Street, Toronto. Kids paint a crosswalk in different colour chalk where cars routinely run through a stop sign and turn left.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Monday, May 14, 2012

Des graffitis pour reprendre la main sur l’espace urbain


Pas assez de voies pour cyclistes sur les routes de Toronto ? Qu’à cela ne tienne, les membres d’UrbanRepair Squad empoignent leurs pots de peinture et vont eux-mêmes dessiner des pistes cyclables sur le bitume. Fissures et trous menacent les deux-roues ? Des « Oof ! »et « Thonk ! » apparaissent, peints en rose fluo sur la chaussée. Ces pothole onomatopoeia (« onomatopées pour nids-de-poule ») anticipent les sons que les bécanes des cyclistes et cyclomotoristes pourraient produire au contact de ces obstacles urbains. Ils alertent aussi les services d’entretien de l’état de décrépitude dans lequel sont laissées les routes. Urban Repair Squad, comme d’autres adeptes du « Do it yourself urban design », poussent ainsi les graffitis au-delà de la simple performance artistique : ils s’en prennent à un domaine jusqu’alors laissé aux mains des bureaucrates et améliorent eux-mêmes l’environnement urbain.
Et tout y passe : à Los Angeles, Eco Village redessine les intersections routières pour les rendre plus sûres et agréables, les agrémentant de passages piétons, de bancs et d’arbres. Les militants américains de City Repair, à Portland, délogent quant à eux les plaques de bitume inutiles afin d’étendre l’espace disponible pour des jardins communautaires ! — via Terra Eco

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Astral Media vs Bike Parking: Street Artists Fight Back!



Astral Media install an 'Info Pillar' and remove five bike parking spots in just one location... 
the rest is some pretty compelling street art. An article about the intervention via Torontoist
http://torontoist.com/2012/04/spotted-ghost-bike-posts/

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Meanwhile in Sao Paulo

Bike Reporter & Pedaline (Brasil) Photos: http://instagr.am/p/I-k82OCBBj/ & http://twitter.com/#!/pedaline/status/187339092827181056/photo/1 Activists in Sao Paulo paint a crosswalk and bike lane on a dangerous road. News story with more images

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Wile E. Ford Mural (AGO)


Installation/Mural produced as part of the video series 'Whitewash' by Sean Martindale and Pascal Paquette http://nowexhibition.com/ for the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Thursday, January 5, 2012

With Love From Portland






















A fine example of preventing dangerous spots for cyclists. Fixed in Portland for next to nothing:
http://bikeportland.org/2012/01/04/activist-takes-road-hazard-fix-into-own-hands-for-under-20-64616?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BikePortland+%28BikePortland.org%29 (Hat tip to Nick from Portland) Follow up. Seems the City of Portland got the message

Article: http://is.gd/F0J3cF