Time: March 11, 2011 from 6pm to 11pm
Location: Chicago Urban Art Society
Street: 2229 South Halsted Street
City/Town: Chicago, IL 60608
Website or Map: http://chicagocriticalmass.or…
Event Type: bikewinter, social, bike art show
Organized By: Steven Lane & Stuart Hall
Latest Activity: Mar 24, 2011
The 14th Chicago Bike Winter Art Show has two Happy Fridays with opening and closing parties on March 11 & 25. Chicago Urban Art Society is the hottest new gallery on the scene, and we are most fortunate to be in collaboration with them.
Fri Mar 11, 6pm–11pm
Chicago Urban Art Society
2229 South Halsted Street
Rahm Emanuel has promised to add 25 miles of Bike Lanes per year, which is three times the rate we are used to. Now that the election hype is over and budget cuts loom, will campaign promises materialize to make Chicago a truly bike friendly city? Opening night features two projects that illustrate the challenges and opportunities ahead of the bike community.
The X-ray Project
Co-curator Stuart Hall has collected a series of X-rays from bike accidents across the city. The stories behind the broken bones help flesh out the circumstances cyclists fall from grace. Sometimes it's your own fault, other times the city's infrastructure conspires against you setting a trap on your ride to work. Open metal grate bridges are the weak link in making Chicago safe for bikes, and it looks like it will be a while before the situation is corrected. Consider yourself warned.
Beyond Bike Lanes: A Design Charrette
A design charrette is an exercise that lets many people provide input on a design model. Using the Chicago Bike Map and the Bike 2015 Plan as a springboard, we are inviting people to map out their ride to work, pinpoint issues that affect safety, and identify ambitious plans for the future. John Lankford, executive director of Walk Bike Transit, will help you identify the wards you live and work in, and connect you with information on how to get more involved in the local politics that shape your day to day biking experience. Walk Bike Transit is a non-partisan political action committee fostering relationships between voters and locally-elected officials around active transportation issues.