Transport for London: You’re Better Off by Bike

A Thermoplastic bike stencil is the star of this short public service advertisement produced for London city government’s transportation agency.

  • That’s pretty. And simple.

  • It really shows off the “space efficiency” of biking.

  • Irony? The background song Straight Lines is by NY-based singer/songwriter dawn Landes. (The lower-case d is not a typo.)

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