Grid Shots: Commercial statements

To get this Grid Shots going, I searched our Flickr group for “advertisement” and found only one photo. So I started at the end (the most recent photos) and browsed 10 pages to find this selection of “commercial statements” on our streets. Next week’s topic is “wayfinding”; submit your photos to our group and tag them with “wayfinding”.


A message to those waiting for the 22/Clark bus in Andersonville at Clark Street and Bryn Mawr avenue says they cannot wait inside the Subway sandwich shop. Photo by Brian Morrissey.


Wicker Park-Bucktown Special Service Area (SSA, a business improvement district) paid for the installation of 20 branded bike racks in 2011 and plans 40 more this year*. This particular rack is on Western Avenue just south of Milwaukee Avenue. Photo by Jeff Zoline.


The soon-to-open CTA Morgan Green/Pink Line station in Fulton Market/West Loop advertises itself in large type over Morgan Street. I think this is the only CTA station that has such an obvious identifier. Photo by Seth Anderson.


The Rapid Transit Cycleshop at 1900 W North Avenue in Bucktown advertises their offerings in a mural on the building. Photo by Jeff Zoline.


Pedal to the People owner Adam Clark, also a sponsor of Grid Chicago, advertises his business on the mobile bike shop as he cycles through Lincoln Park.  Photo by Rudy Luciani.


An orthopedic therapy company advertises on a CTA bus stop shelter, showing a bike racer who crashed in the sand. Photo by Michelle Stenzel.

* I am a member of the SSA transportation committee.

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