In the middle of the night, on Monday, July the 26th (or more correctly, the morning of the 27th) a group of activist artists made a bold statement on the streets of Baltimore. They left behind a bike lane, stencil art, and their manifesto which reads:
"The Guerrilla Bike Lane arose from a desire to express ourselves and our passion for an escalating need to reduce the use of fossil fuels. We seek to promote and establish fair and safe riding conditions for cyclists in Baltimore. The intention of our guerrilla artwork is to educate the public using environmentally friendly and creative means in a non-aggressive way. We hope this will serve as a catalyst for people to see and build the community within the city, to consciously take action instead of settling for an inactive way of life."
Where will the GBL gang strike next? Only time will tell.
This short features the music of Shock Trauma (aka Cool DJ Willie, look for him on soundcloud and facebook), and the photography of Rebecca Wolf and Ashley Kidner. Learn more about biking in Baltimore through Nate Evan's blog: baltimorecommutes.com/bike/strange-days-for-bikes-in-bmore/