Latvian cyclists find creative way to highlight traffic issues

Cyclists build car shaped frames on their bikes in a demonstration to highlight issues about space for cycling

In many cities space for cycling is continually an on-going issue and the situation is no different in Riga, Latvia, where cycle campaigners went to a whole new to level to make a point about the issue in their capital city.

Riders from a group named Let’s Bike it! built car shaped frames to attach to their bikes, replicating the amount of space a car would use on the road, and pedaled through morning rush hour traffic in protest

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The group were trying to show just how busy the Riga would get if they traded their bikes for cars, taking to the streets on World Car Free Day to make their demonstration.

(Let's Bike It!)

(Let’s Bike It!)

Cycle campaigners in London are still in the midst of fighting for new cross-city Cycle Superhighway plans to create more space for cycling to be pushed through, as the proposals continue to face opposition.

We’ve not heard of anyone trying this type of demonstration on the streets of London though. Yet…