Osteophagy is when animals consume bones from a carcass to increase the calcium and phosphate in their diets.
Cyclophagy is when people search for bicycles that were locked to a post and stripped for parts.
The emotional response of fear and public disorder that comes from seeing a significant number of locked and stripped bicycles as symbolic of the lack of social controls in that vicinity.
When the landscape of stripped bicycles communicates to the public that social disorder is abundant.
Searching for the common crime of bikeslaughter.
See my Instagram page for pictures (townman.phl) #cyclophagy
Cyclophagy is a form of broken window that shapes the public fear.
If Georgia OKeefe lived in Philadelphia right now she would be painting stripped bicycles as an expert in cyclophagy.