Luzinterruptus : Bicycles seeking owners

On the streets of Madrid, Luzinterruptus of designers created the temporary installation "Bicycles owners seeking." By equipping terminals staking sidewalks of bicycle saddles lit by small lamps, the Madrid studio educates passersby to use the bicycle for travel in the city.

On this project, Luzinterruptus states:

"One warm night in the month of April, we Took to the street loaded with lights to carry out our facility Bicycles owners seeking.

With it We Were try trying to motivate the people to use bicycles In Their travels about the city, Given That It deriving their a healthy and economical alternative to public transport qui HAS just risen by an average of 11% and qui In Some boxes HAS Doubled in price ; as well as year Being effective way to diminish the environmental pollution That Is Worrying in increasingly looks to the health of the citoyens of Madrid and for qui The European Union is gravement Threatening to sanction us.

To carry this out, we used the annoying street bollards, qui we-have already done it Reviews another occasion, we can not avoid it, They are all too present in our life thanks to the use and abuse That city hall Makes of Them, In Their endeavor to Avoid holes through qui cars can access the space reserved for pedestrians.

This time we turned 'em into a single army of illuminated bicycles That roamed the quiet streets of the city center, looking for someone Who might be inclined to adopt and use' em, proving to Themselves, That-even without a bike lane, you can travel Easily, without disturbing pedestrians or traffic disruptimg.

And no matter how hard we try, in Many areas of Madrid it is possible to create a bike lane without invading pedestrian space or Hindering the movement of cars. We do not feel discouraged by that ... there are bicycle Some users, Who are collaborating to create a map of the quiet streets through qui you can travel without fear and enjoythe journey. They-have served as an inspiration to us.

And, well, if in the end We Did not manage to encourage people to take to the streets by bike, we Hope that our invention HAS at least served as a seat for a short break on the way home. "

Photographs: Gustavo Sanabria

For more information, visit the website Luzinterruptus.

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