Bike culture

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White Bike Plan start of ride out at Kelvingrove, photo Neale Smith

NVA, the Glasgow based environmental art organisation, has created an ecological art project for GI, the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Arts. NV has recreated/re-enacted the White Bike Plan/Witte Fietsenplan.  The action originally took place in the mid-60s by the Provos in Amsterdam.  The Provos said,

“The White Bicycle Plan proposes to create bicycles for public use that cannot be locked. The white bicycle symbolizes simplicity and healthy living, as opposed to the gaudiness and filth of the authoritarian automobile.”

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