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Friday, February 10, 2017

"Thoroughfare" 12" X 20" fluid acrylic

Thoroughfare by April M Rimpo
March 1 - April 2, 2017 see this painting at Touchstone Gallery
901 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001

Opening reception: Friday, Mar 3, 6 - 8:30PM
Artist at Work in gallery: Sunday Mar 5, 1 - 4PM
OPEN: WEDNESDAY- FRIDAY 11-6, SATURDAY-SUNDAY 12-5

When I hear the term bicycle-friendly, the first place I think of is Amsterdam. The cyclists truly rule there.  Thoroughfare, celebrates an underpass that runs under Rijksmuseum; this scene depicting the entrance to the underpass. Early in its history this underpass was open to motor traffic, but is now for cyclists. As you can see here, it is heavily used. During a major recent renovation, completed in 2013, there was a plan to convert the underpass to a major entry for the museum, but the cyclists won that battle and the underpass remains.

If you travel to downtown Amsterdam, nearer the ferry boats that cross the IJ, you find so much bicycle traffic that travels quite fast, that pedestrians need to pay more attention crossing the bike route than crossing streets. 

This contrasts with a huge bicycle route built in London that remains nearly empty, even during peak travel times.  I guess the Brits are not quite ready for that option.

I have noticed when traveling into Washington DC on the DC Metro, that the bicycle routes that parallel the tracks are always busy, even in cold weather. Clearly cycling here is less than in Amsterdam, but much more plentiful than you'll see in London.  


* The image wraps around the edge thus requiring no frame. The painting is varnished to protect it from the elements and damage from UV light.

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