When the conversion of Governors Island from old military base to whimsical fantasyland is complete (current estimate: 2052), the island will offer visitors the use of 3,000 wooden bicycles for their pedaling pleasure. You see what happens when you leave the Dutch in charge of something? We've spied renderings what these bikes will look like, but the Governors Island Blog produced the above photo of an actual, physical prototype. While we're left to ponder how many woodland nymphs we can cram into that basket, do check out the GIB's photos from inside Building 110, an arsenal built in 1870 that will soon house an artist residency program.
· On the Boards: Car-free Bike Oasis [Governors Island Blog]
· Governors Island coverage [Curbed]