Tomorrow, June 12, 2012, the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) is opening a new exhibit at 209 Congress Street, Boston, MA. The event is free and open to the public (no RSVP required). They’ll also have live music and hors d’oeuvres, so if bicycles alone aren’t enough of a draw, you’ve also got entertainment and food thrown in.
As for the exhibit itself, Let’s Talk About Bikes puts the focus on bikes in an urban environment. Bicycles, after all, affect the design of the city itself – bike lanes, separated paths, parking spaces, and bike-friendly buildings, are all vital to a city with a thriving bicycle culture. The design of the bicycle is also affected by the urban environment: what kinds of bicycles are people going to want in a city? It’s a particular kind of setting that imposes certain challenges. What’s the best bike design for city riding? For storing a bicycle in small spaces?
Let’s Talk About Bikes will look at these issues as well as the unique cycling subcultures around the Boston area. They’re also featuring a number of bikes by local companies and builders, including Montague Bikes.
The exhibit is open from June 12 until August 31, 2012, so even if you can’t make the opening, if you’re going to be in Boston any time this summer, you should definitely stop by and check it out.