Cartoon Tuesday: On-Street Edition


intriguing bit of street art is the work of Peter Gibson, a.k.a.
"Roadsworth", who’s been painting Montreal streets, sidewalks, and
public spaces since 2001. He’s motivated by "a desire for more bike
paths in the city and a questioning of ‘car culture’ in general,"
according to the design blog Toxel, where you can catch more of his pieces.

Here’s how Roadsworth describes his inspiration in his artist’s statement, which is a pretty good read:

ubiquitousness of the asphalt road and the utilitarian sterility of the
"language" of road markings provided fertile ground for a form of
subversion that I found irresistible. I was provoked by a desire to
jolt the driver from his impassive and linear gaze and give the more
slow-moving pedestrian pause for reflection.


Cartoon Tuesday: Sesame Street and Bus Stops

Before I sign out for the holidays, I wanted to give you some homework to help me out.  One thing that Sammy responds to when we’re trying to get him to sleep is singing.  Being a good Streetsblogger, I’m trying to give him as many songs about transit or biking as possible.  I haven’t found […]

CicLAvia : 100,000 Cyclists, 0 Incidents, Millions of Stories

(This is part one of our coverage of yesterday’s groundbreaking Open Street Festival.  Hopefully later today we’ll have up a Streetfilm.  Tomorrow we’ll review the reviews of CicLAvia. – DN.) There’s many ways to try and talk about yesterday’s CicLAvia.  One way is to look at the numbers, another to look at the people, and […]