Cyclists craft car skeletons to critique vehicle size on roads
A branch of latvian cyclists, part of the Let’s bike it community, staged a creative protest which effectively — and cleverly — showed that cars with single occupants take up way too much space.
The streets of Riga were lined with hand-crafted constructions of full-scale car frames, made to sit on the shoulders of the bike rider. Bamboo-like rods tethered together created the skeleton of a vehicle-sized structure, while bright colored paint ensured their visibility on the road.
The wearable units extend far beyond the width of an individual cyclist — a truly representative and definite illustration of the difference in scale from driver to bike rider.