He’s on a Road to Nowhere: David Byrne’s Bicycle Stolen

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Transportation Alternatives’ Noah Budnick schmoozes with David Byrne prior to the Manhattan Borough President’s "Manhattan on the Move" conference, October 2006.

Talking Heads frontman David Byrne’s foldable Montague mountain bike was stolen outside the IFC Center this weekend. Byrne is an avid city bicyclist, and an alternative transportation advocateGothamist and Papermag have the story:

"If anyone sees a bike with both a Che sticker and one for the MOST space telescope that’s mine," says Byrne who’s already back on the streets sporting a new two wheeler as he goes around organizing an Alternative Transportation Music Festival for Oct. 6 at Town Hall.

You can see Byrne and his bicycle in action in this classic StreetFilm.

  • Clarence

    Oh so sad! Dammit! If it helps, I can try to freeze frame the video if anyone needs!

    http://www.streetfilms.org/archives/ta-rides-with-penalosa-david-byrne/

  • ddartley

    Was Byrne nervous to be meeting a celebrity?

  • B&B Connection

    Budnick and Byrne for Co-Commissioners of DoT.

  • Angus Grieve-Smith

    I’m glad he’s not hurting for money and was able to buy a new bike. The royalties from the five Talking Heads albums I own contributed a tiny bit to that. But I hope the thief gets caught.

    I’m also glad that he’s doing so much to promote alternative transportation!

  • Lars

    The last time I met Noah I was a little nervous too.

  • This is slightly off topic, but would David Byrne be interested in being featured as a guest speaker in a new pedicab safety training film (directed at new and existing pedicab drivers)? It would be a production untaken by the New York City Pedicab Owners’ Association (www.nycpoa.org). If Noah consents, of course.

    -peter m.

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