Leaving your trace
Sometimes an image says a thousand words and I love this idea for:
a. simple private use, just for fun
b. To use it for a documentary/ advert in a specific area, with a group of local cyclists involved to highlight how much space could/should be devoted to cyclists!
* Rain dependant – it could even brighten up the streets for a day or two (this could decrease to an hour or two in scotland!)
As you ride, contrail leaves a faint chalk line behind your bike. The goal is to encourage… participation by allowing the biking community to leave a unique mark on the road and to reclaim this crucial shared space.
The new cycle: A few bicyclists ride with contrail a couple times per week → faint lines on the road inspire curiosity and remind bikers where it’s safe to ride → new bikers are encouraged to ride and use contrail → contrail lines get brighter as community grows.
Consequently, after I read a number of positive and negative comments discussing the idea, I still like it. I am unsure if it would be practical for longterm use.
I came across this idea on the MAKE Technology Your Time Blog where it was actually featured about 1 year ago now.. but I think it is still fresh 🙂
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