Ghost Bikes for Bikes Not People

I’ve heard of ghost bikes  — memorials for bicyclists killed in action, but I didn’t know it worked the other way around, too.

Any city dweller is well acquainted with the sight of abandoned bicycles that stay locked to poles for months, rusting away and slowly being stripped of all of their parts. In Toronto, Caroline Macfarlane and Vanessa Nicholas decided to do something about it. The artists paint bikes in cheerful neon colors, often adding planters to their baskets, and place them around the city.

Love the flower boxes.

From “A City Through Neon Bikes” {good magazine; via huffpo}.