In Seattle a suspect is wanted for renting, repainting, and then returning bikes from the City’s bike share scheme.
Here at TC we’re wondering if it’s art or vandelism, and if the police need to even pursue the matter? Sounds a lot like a form of Tactical Urbanism to us!
The difference between sanctioned and unsanctioned works is often a fine line and one that SPD Graffiti Detective Chris Young says is “all about permission”. But in this instance perhaps permission has come from the public with the public ‘owning’ by the bike share?
Read more about the interesting case here.
Image courtesy of SPD Blotter.