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POW! People on Wheels has been renamed The Biking Public Project due to a trademark dispute.
Please check out our new page, www.bikingpublicproject.org
The Biking Public Project (formerly known as POW!) aims to expand local cycling advocacy discussions by reaching out to underrepresented bicyclists around New York City including women, people of color, and delivery cyclists.
On Monday, May 7, 2012, we partnered with the NYC DOT in giving away bike bells, new 2012 bike maps, and Bike Smart booklets (important information everyone should know). At the same time, we’ll started our first project by taking portraits of cyclists who ride the Queensboro Bridge as part of our storytelling series; celebrating and glorifying the cyclist, a commuter often ignored by cars, pedestrians and even other cyclists! We invited all our friends and supporters to come out and have their portrait taken with their bike.
Helen and Shelma spent the day getting supplies ready and making some of our very first POW! buttons. A special thanks to Hester Street Collaborative who lent us their button maker as ours is still enroute!
While the weather was not fully cooperative, we were still able to meet lots of regular commuters on the Queensboro Bridge and other friends at the foot of the bridge and took over 50 beautiful portraits! We are still sifting through the photos and information from the event but look out for more information about our next steps soon. Here are a few photos from the event:
Thanks again to everyone who came out!