Bikeway artwork lovers — and sure we all know you’re on the market — it’s time get hyped for some recent new additions: the Portland Bureau of Transportation and Multnomah County Library have introduced the winners of this 12 months’s Bike to Books design contest. Portlanders can anticipate to see a number of colourful new bikeway characters on our streets within the close to future, together with a bicycle-riding octopus balancing books on its head, a mushroom-and-rainbow-themed bike and a motorcycle with rose petals as wheels.
The Bike to Books program has been an annual custom from PBOT and the library since 2017 to encourage youngsters to get enthusiastic about driving bikes and studying books. College students throughout Multnomah County are invited to give you designs for characters to stay on Portland’s greenways and bike lanes, with three fortunate winners getting their artwork etched on the road for everybody to see. (Take a look at our previous protection to see what superior designs youngsters have give you all through the years.)
Right here’s who got here in first place this 12 months from the three age teams, plus some phrases about their creative inspiration:
The enjoyable new items are set to be put in this spring.
Discover out extra in regards to the Bike to Books program – and take a look at the scholars’ ebook suggestions that correlate with their paintings – at PBOT’s web site. And whilst you’re ready for these new installations to drop, why not take a tour of the metropolis’s current bikeway artwork? This can be a standout piece of Portland bike tradition that reminds us how enjoyable biking is, so remember to soak it in.
Taylor has been BikePortland’s employees author since November 2021. She has additionally written for Avenue Roots and Eugene Weekly. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org