Metrocard Bike

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Jonah @ MAKE writes:

We’ve posted lots in the past about NYC Metrocard art projects, but this one might just take the cake. This Metrocard bicycle is completely covered with hundreds of the cards, perhaps to make a statement about human powered vehicles vs. taking mass transit and the environmental impact you will have (not to mention the cash you will save) when you take your bike to work. In any case, it’s a cool thing to do with your expired cards.

8 thoughts on “Metrocard Bike

  1. Meredyth says:

    Are you serious!? If you’re taking mass transit to work, I stand up and applaud you. Mass transit is worlds better than a gazillion cars being on the highway at once. Plus, most of us live too far away to bike and don’t have a shower waiting for us when we get there, anyway.
    If you’ve got mass transit available and you use it — you rock!

  2. andria says:

    Yeah Meredyth–I second that. The bike is definitely neat, but if we’re looking for a statement, I’d like to think that it’s about applauding all different types of alternative transportation, including bikes AND mass transit.

  3. andy padre says:

    Hi: I’m the creator of the Metrocard bike and made it primarily as an art statement. Surprisingly, it has many levels to it: re-“cycling”, garbage as art, promoting mass transit, logos/branding…
    The NY Times recently ran a story/photo and more photos of my work are on, search on Metrocard(s) for my Halloween, Easter and Mermaid day parade outfits. Andy

  4. sue says:

    i third what meredyth said. mass transit is environmentally sound.

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