Sunday, December 27, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

URS X The City of Curitiba

In 2007' World Carfree Day, more than 50 bicyclist's painted the first bike lane of Curitiba (Brazil). Three of them were arrested and accused of "environmental crime". The City decided to charge them in 3.000 reais (around 1.500 us dollars).

After some unsuccessfull appeals to the courts and directly to the Mayor, they decided to pay the bill and then charge the City for not following the Brazilian Traffic Code, that says that every city has to build infrastructure for bicyclists. Some fundraising events happened and the next chapter of the brave Curitiba Repair Squad X The Autocratic City battle has just begun.

More information (in portuguese) here and here.

Friday, December 18, 2009

CCA 'Actions' Exhibition Photos

Photos by Yvonne. This show is touring in the US now at the Graham Foundation, Chicago. Pictured URS Video 'Le Depart', Pink Bike Lane Stencil and Bike Lane Crapet by take the Tooker. Photo essay by Martin Reis/CCA

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Slow Down! People's Lives At Stake.

After Fernando Couto was killed by a bus in Sao Paulo on October 26 local activists and the bus drivers union got together to install a warning message designed to calm traffic at the site of the collision. Inspiring.
Photos by William Cruz: Link

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Next Day In Brooklyn

The Guerrilla Bike Lane is still there on Bedford. (photo via Flickr)

More News Stories

Funeral Procession Dec. 13 Video
Naked Protest Ride Dec. 19

Friday, December 4, 2009

Urban Repair Squad Photos on the TTC!

Contacting Toronto: What's Your Revolution | Contact 2009 Photography Festival

Projects will play on the Onestop TTC screens, cycling every 10 minutes all day, for the month of May.

Contacting Toronto is an annual, open-call photography exhibition on the Onestop network of over 270 TTC screens. It offers artists and photographers an audience of 1.3 million people a day in over 50 stations.

What’s Your Revolution? is curated by Sharon Switzer and co-produced by Onestop Media Group and Art for Commuters.

A schedule of when each project is screening will be posted here at the end of April. The works will also be available here for viewing, so you can watch the ones you loved again, or catch the ones you missed. Online schedule

Some Sample images

Thursday, December 3, 2009