WikiLane – How Citizens Built their own Bicycle Network. This post is also available in: Chinese (Traditional) Mexico City’s government pledged in 2007 that it would build 300 km of bike lanes around the city by 2012.
However, the city still only has 22.2 km because most money is allocated to car infrastructure, leaving aside non-motorized mobility. That’s why the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy and the National Network for Urban Cycling (BiciRed) launched a campaign called ’5% for bicycles and pedestrians’, which asks national legislators to assign at least that percentage of the transportation budget to non-motorized infrastructure. To promote that campaign and pressure legislators into action, several cycling and pedestrian organizations decided to paint their own bike lane in front of Congress on October 20th. This was our way of showing how little money and time is required to create quality infrastructure. We were all understandably angry, so we decided to do it all over again but better. We worked for 8 hours. Guía para construir carril de prioridad ciclista, el #wikicarril. Instrucciones para ciudadanos deseosos de transformar la ciudad con sus propias manos.
Noviembre 2011 Introducción: De acuerdo con el Reglamento de Tránsito Metropolitano, los ciclistas tenemos derecho a circular por todas las calles como un vehículo más. Según el Plan verde de la Ciudad de México, la ciudad priorizará e impulsará la movilidad no motorizada y sustentable apoyando la construcción de infraestructura y facilidades para la bicicleta y el peatón. En abril de 2007 el GDF anunció que construiría 300 kilómetros de ciclovías en el D.F., sin embargo, solo ha podido construir 6.4 kms de ciclovía confinada (Reforma) y cerca de 15.8 kilómetros de ciclocarriles compartidos (Coyoacán). Uno de los obstáculos para realizar más obra pública para la bicicleta y el peatón es que tanto el GDF como los gobiernos delegacionales NO cuentan con presupuestos suficientes para formas de movilidad no motorizada.
Margit híd piktogramok használatban. Mario symbols appear in bike lanes Guerrilla Bike Lane. Inspiration Wall. Pro-Bike Guerrilla Artists Guerilla stencil artists are on the loose…and they’re promoting urban biking.
Sometimes guerrilla work isn’t drawn by artists at all, just concerned people trying to make a statement. The GBL, Guerrilla Bike Lane, even made a video of their nighttime artistic installation. They even used a bike to help with the painting. In the middle of the night, on Monday, July the 26th (or more correctly, the morning of the 27th) a group of activist artists made a bold statement on the streets of Baltimore.
“The Guerrilla Bike Lane arose from a desire to express ourselves and our passion for an escalating need to reduce the use of fossil fuels. After years of cycling associations begging for bike lanes on the bridges and access roads in Lyon, France only to be ignored, Velorution decided to take the paintbrush into their own hands. And it works, the cars leave a lane open for cyclists and the groups can ride safely over the bridge. Better Bikeways: Guerrilla Improvements and DIY Signage - Transportation. How cyclists are taking it upon themselves to make streets safer for bikes.
This is the third entry in our miniseries "Better Bikeways. " Read the first and second entries. If you've driven through Los Angeles in recent months, there's a good chance that you've seen some unusual bike signage. Black and white posters with a bike lane icon and the phrase “Caution! Please Pass With Care” (or sometimes "Precaución! In previous installments of this column I have discussed some of the issues that need to be taken into account when it comes to bicycle route planning. In Los Angeles, and around the country, there are a growing number of cyclists who, fed up with the slow progress of official development, have taken it upon themselves to start implementing DIY guerilla bike route infrastructure. Los Angeles has seen a number of these guerrilla responses in recent years. A second type of project takes a more personal approach to infrastructure. Top image by Joe Linton / L.A. Ciclovía ciudadana Bike activists going guerrilla.
Standing beside two parked cars, two men in dark baseball hats wait for the signal.
It's broad daylight and nearly rush hour on Bloor. A woman in paint-stained jeans sprints ahead of the men, scanning the street. Another stations herself across the road, surveying the speeding cars for police. The thumbs-up sign is given. The painting can begin. Outraged Cyclists Re-Paint Removed Bike Lane, Guerilla Style (Video) Images: Screen capture from Youtube video (see below) The Only Thing Missing is "V for Vendetta" Masks A few sources are reporting that men were arrested yesterday for trying to re-paint a bike lane on a 14-block stretch on Bedford avenue in Brooklyn.
The bike lane was recently removed by the city because of complaints by some local groups (the usual stuff about having fewer parkings and "hurting local businesses"). The unknown men made a video (see below) of them doing their guerilla bike safety civil disobedience and we got our hands on it. Here's a photo of the removal of the bike lane last week, taken by Elizabeth Press. The Gothamist had some info about the arrest of the amateur bike lane painters: Here's the video of the mystery men in action: