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The Beauteous Bike Lanes of New York City

Infographics are all the rage right now. They are, if you don’t know, appealing ways to present gobs of information that are often so complex that you would think it impossible to arrange them in an artistic manner. Pop Chart Lab out of Brooklyn specializes in creating infographics posters, all of which can be found here, and they do so to amazing effect. In a more artistic-than-flowchart creation they have showcased the bike lanes of New York City in a print titled The Beauteous Bike Lanes of New York City.

The minimalism of detailing only the bike lanes creates a uniquely scattered smattering of lines and curves. The varying types of bike amenities are subtly color coded as Paths, Routes and Lanes. I’m sure all various avenues of bike travel have grown since the image was finished, which could allow you to take some creative license and update them yourselves. It’s a great concept with a quality finish.

The 18 x 24 prints can be purchased through their site for $25, of which the first 500 are signed and numbered by the artists.

About Scott Spitz

Commuting, touring, kid hauling, couriering, mechanic work, sales, advocacy, fixed, free—Scott has had his hands in it all over the years.

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One Comment

  1. T.S.February 8, 2012 at 2:24 am

    Im sorry its hard to see this as art. This is just a GIS project, turn off all the layers except the bike paths and color code by type. Done. That said, it does look kind of cool…

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