Oct 12, 2014

If Bikes Took Up as Much Space as Cars

latvian cyclists demonstrate bikes taking up as much space as cars (5)

 

Cyclists in Riga, Latvia donned homemade contraptions made of bamboo and twine to simulate the amount of space a vehicle takes up on the road. Cycling advocate Viesturs Silenieks came up with the idea as a way to raise awareness for International Car Free Day (Sept. 22).

With the help of local cycling group Divrintenis, the team took to the streets on a rainy day during morning rush hour traffic. Be sure to check out the video and additional photos below.

[Let’s bike it! via Vox via City Lab

 

 

 

 

latvian cyclists demonstrate bikes taking up as much space as cars (2)

Photograph via Let’s bike it!

 

latvian cyclists demonstrate bikes taking up as much space as cars (4)

Photograph via Let’s bike it!

 

latvian cyclists demonstrate bikes taking up as much space as cars (3)

Photograph via Let’s bike it!

 

latvian cyclists demonstrate bikes taking up as much space as cars (1)

Photograph via Let’s bike it!

 
 

 

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