Your City is Your Canvas

18 Apr

Here is a totally fascinating way to think about streets and cycling: creating images using a GPS device and your movements on a bicycle.  As Grist points out, it’s sort of like turning your city into an etch-a-sketch.

If you don’t need or require GPS or an artistic motive to ride, you might nevertheless be interested in doing so in a city other than the one you live in.  As I’ve mentioned in an earlier post, bike share programs are becoming quite numerous and popular in U.S. cities, and our own VCU and University of Richmond have instituted their own programs.  Some innovative folks in NYC have come up with yet another way to get a ride on a temporary basis: peer bike sharing.  The idea is identical to that of car sharing sites that have recently emerged: on Spinlister, you can offer or find a bike for rent.  Although the site can also connect you to regular bike rental shops, renting from an individual (especially if you want something for a few days or weeks) may be more practical and less expensive.  Right now the site has listings only for NYC and San Francisco, but it looks as though the list will expand soon.

See the full article here.

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