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Dead Pedal NY features shots of abandoned bicycles on the streets taken with Instagram.

New York marketing student and avid bike rider Pat Gamble is using Instagram to try to clear up the abandoned bicycles on the city’s streets. On the site Dead Pedal NY, he invites people to share their photos of bikes that are bent, broken, rusted, or have missing parts.

New York has some of the worst bike parking in the country. Those dead bikes you see abandoned, parted out, and locked to prime parking spaces are a big part of the problem. The Dead Pedal project lets you help out by just snapping a quick photo with instagram.

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