NVA are re-enacting the infamous Witte Fietsenplan (White Bike Plan) for Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2010. The original Witte Fietsenplan (White Bike plan) was an anarchic free transport programme in Amsterdam started by the Provos, the Dutch counter culture movement of the 1960’s. The initiative was the source inspiration for the (PUB) Public Use Bicycle systems which has been updated and ‘officially’ replicated in cities worldwide.
NVA’s White Bike Plan will celebrate the political and ecological drives behind the original action by providing 50 white bikes free for the festival audience to use to travel between venues. There will be a central drop-off point for bikes at the Glasgow International Festival Hub courtyard on 54 Miller St each night up to 9.30pm as well as having bike drop off points at other festival venues. The universal combination lock code for the bikes is 6510. NVA have published a Witte Fietsenplan (White Bike plan) pamphlet that will be available at the festival hub and participating venues.
NVA have also curated a small exhibition on the Provo’s Witte Fietsenplan at the Glasgow International Hub at 54 Miller Street. Opening times of exhibition: 10am – 8pm daily throughout the festival.