Bike Street Art from all over the World
There’s no shortage of street art with bikes in it, but we tried to include only those examples with a clear social message: sustainable mobility, environmentalism and reclaiming public space from cars.
Bikes don’t burn fossil fuels, don’t pollute our atmosphere, don’t produce greenhouse gasses and don’t use up as many resources as cars do – whether it’s for production, maintenance or waste management. Another benefit of bikes is that they allow us to reclaim our cities.
But even if you’re still interested in being stuck in a traffic jam while breathing in the finest toxic fumes from nearby cars, street art is always worth taking a look at. So here it is:
This work of street artist Deadboy shows Toronto’s notoriously embarrassing mayor Rob Ford eating a bike. For a little context, take a look at this video of Ford explaining why he’s against bike lanes. In short, he doesn’t want to make streets more bike-friendly, because cyclists are getting killed… because the streets are not bike friendly. Crack can really mess up minds.
Huge mural by Blu in Milan, Italy (Source)
Blu is one of our world’s best political street artists. His work is often complex and takes at least a little bit of thought to understand – this one’s pretty straight-forward and still good.
Australian artist Peter Drew pointed out the obvious in this one.
Here are a few other pieces of street art that don’t need an explanation:
This one is from Belfast (Source)