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Friday, May 18, 2007

Video: Cycling Friendly Cities

A link to this video was posted on the SFBike listserve, and the writer suggested: "Very well worth watching. Should be mandatory viewing for politicians." There is much inspiration available to U.S. bike advocates from bicycling-friendly European cities. What is truly inspiring here is the absence of helmets. People feel safe on their bikes, clearly.

This video is obviously not impartial. However, what it does suggest is that political choices make the difference. American cities that have seen the most bicycling improvement are those where cyclists have organized as advocates, pushing decision makers to implement enhancements.

Visit: Wall Street Journal: Building a better bike lane
Visit: Paul Dorn's Bike Commuting Tips Site

1 comment:

Richard Jennings said...

You can get free access to those articles through

I just read that in PC World Magazine and thought it was a good tip.