Bikers, Don't Forget You're on Wheels

The Community and the Buenos Aires Public Bike System Debut Another Whimsical Campaign

By Ann-Christine Diaz. Published on Apr 27, 2016

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Following their 2015 Press Lions Grand Prix-winning campaign, The Community and BICI (the City of Buenos Aires Public Bike System), have released another whimsical print campaign, "Don't Act Like a Pedestrian," cautioning cyclists to behave more like bikers while on the road.

According to the agency, following the introduction of its bike program, Buenos Aires has seen its cycling community skyrocket. When the program was introduced in 2010, it featured three stations and 100 bikes. Today, the city has more than 135 kilometers of bike lanesand 200 stations and sees 11 million rides yearly.

With this evolution, more people, including tourists, have been using the bikes for their everyday trips -- and more have been getting lax about safety. The agency explained that a lot of the riders don't follow traffic laws because they haven't changed their "pedestrian" behavior when they transition to bikes.

So to illlustrate this idea, The Community created three different characters, essentially, walkers on wheels -- the dog walker, the coffee drinker and the music listener. Copy cautions against familiar dangerous habits with lines like "Don't turn without signaling" and "Don't go against traffic."

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Apr 27, 2016
The Community
Chief Creative Officer:
José Mollá
The Community
Chief Creative Officer:
Joaquin Molla
Associate Creative Director:
Fernando Reis
Associate Creative Director:
Marcelo Padoca
Art Director:
Fernando Reis
Art Director:
Guilherme Nóbrega
Marcelo Padoca
Arthur D'Araujo
Group Account Director:
Sebastian Diaz
Account Director:
Oriana San Martin
Account Executive:
Alaina Zuniga

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