A group called “Let’s Save Michigan” is having a poster contest, and a student from Adrian College is one of the finalists. I think her design is terrific. If you’re a resident of Michigan, please click here to cast your vote for her.
Unfortunately, there are only two designs that feature bicycles (this one and this one), which is too bad given the role bicycles might play in making our state a better one in which to live. (Actually, this one has a bicycle, too, but you have to look pretty closely to spot it.) It’s also kind of surprising considering how many of the artists advocate for things like public transportation, alternative transportation, and various forms of green energy.
The one thing that I think is often overlooked in efforts like that of the “Let’s Save Michigan” campaign, at least as those efforts are perceived and expressed by these artists, is the health of the state’s residents. Healthy people consume less and give more as a matter of course, and bicycling has tremendous health benefits.