Skateboarding is a very sustainable transportation mode, although probably not as efficient as cycling. We still recommend it. I had already published many of my photos featuring people skateboarding, but I wanted to show pictures from other photographers in Chicago. I searched through my Flickr contacts for “skateboarding” and found over 1,100 photos – awesome. One of the photos was this guy skateboarding in Washington, D.C., holding two bicycle wheels. Perhaps delivering them to a friend, or to a bike shop to be fixed.
Read to the end to see our upcoming Grid Shots photo themes, all suggested by contributor Michelle of Bike Walk Lincoln Park. I’m posting these now so you can get your ready photos ready and onto our Flickr group.
Photo of two people crossing the street, one on his skateboard, the other carrying hers, by Mike Travis.
Skateboarding in the Kinzie Street protected bike lane.
Skateboarding on Milwaukee Ave in Wicker Park.
Longboarders at Open Streets on State Street.
Waiting in the left-turn lane at Clybourn Avenue, Racine Avenue, and Armitage Avenue. Photo by Mike Travis.
Upcoming Grid Shots themes
- Viaducts on March 4
- Traffic jams/crowds on March 11
- Sidewalks on March 18
- Skyline on April 1
- Art on the street on April 8
- Our deteriorating infrastructure on April 15
- Nature on April 22
- Shiny and new on April 29
- Challenging weather on May 6
- Commercial statements on May 13 – Think print advertisements, PSAs, commercial signage. On the streets, on buildings, inside ‘L’ cars. All with an underlying sustainable transportation element, of course.
- Wayfinding on May 20
- Bridges/river on May 27
- Transportation workers on June 3
- Community gardens on June 17
- People on the platform on June 24
- Peculiar on July 1
- Food on July 8
- Color jamming on July 15
- Tour de Fat on July 23
- Crossing on July 29
- Copenhagen cargo bikes on August 19
- In the Loop on September 9
- Chicago Critical Mass 15th Anniversary Ride on September 29
- Wish paths on October 7
- Water on October 21
- Things under the ‘L’ on October 28
- Advocacy or political statements on November 4
- Summer time on November 11
- Great public spaces
- Far afield
- No thanks
- Street signs
The themes and dates are subject to change.