Posts about 'Video'
Posted on 11. Nov, 2009 by Melanie Colavito.
Way to go NYC! One person interviewed in the video makes the point that cycling in NYC has increased so significantly in the last two years for two main reasons. The first is infrastructure improvement, which makes riding more comfortable, safe, and enjoyable. The second is the idea that more people riding encourages others to ride. Habits and trends come to be established over time in a group by living amongst others who do the same practice. So when more people “practice” cycling, it gradually becomes the norm. There is also a feedback between infrastructure improvements and more people cycling.
Bottom line – NYC is doing something right and that’s good to see!
Posted on 09. Nov, 2009 by Melanie Colavito.
Via Streetsblog, this video shows a student research group’s reaction to the proposed LA Bike Plan. I was really impressed with how articulate and well-argued the students’ response to the plan was. Perhaps we should simply have kids do the majority of city bike planning and bike marketing!
Posted on 08. Nov, 2009 by Melanie Colavito.
Bicycle powered home appliances could provide the ultimate 2-in-1 solution for many people (ie. get some exercise while doing your chores). A great example of this is a bicycle-powered washing machine created by a fellow who goes by the name Homeless Dave. The spin cycle is powered by bicycle, as is a TV for entertainment during the “spin”. As for the dryer…well, I suggest a clothesline.
Posted on 05. Nov, 2009 by Melanie Colavito.
Other than riding, that is.
How to make cycling popular? Get famous people to do it! Well, that could be one strategy, I guess.
Anyhow, here is a fun music video by British pop star Lily Allen. And yes, she is riding a bike.
Found this over at Momentum.
Posted on 03. Nov, 2009 by Melanie Colavito.
The city of Portland, OR is regarded as one of the most bicycle friendly cities in the U.S. and even the world. What has Portland done right? Well, as this video points out, it’s a number of factors: support from the city, community history, and the general atmosphere, to name a few. A few decades ago, Portland was not a bike friendly place, per say, but it just goes to show that living amongst others who utilize the bicycle for transportation makes it easier for others to take part in the activity as well. So what can we do in cities that are not yet as bike friendly as Portland? Ride!
(Sorry for the commercial at the beginning.)
Posted on 02. Nov, 2009 by Melanie Colavito.
This is a great video by John Bonner on the seemingly impossible task of cycling to Boston from the towns located north of the city. He brings up some really important issues about cycling and city planning, and he spices it up with a bit of humor and sarcasm. Well done!