My post, Cycling Safety Feedback Loop is up at streets.mn…
“Assuming cyclists have “safety in numbers,” the real question I posed in my last post is how can St. Paul or Minneapolis (or Anyplace, Minnesota) get more people on bikes?
At streets.mn, I have the following post: Diminishing returns of off-street bicycle facilities.
“Some attention to my previous post seemed to stem from the incredulity of implying anything negative about the Midtown Greenway—one of America’s most beloved darlings of a bike path […]“
Based on the trailer alone, I am not rushing out to see the new documentary Bikes vs. Cars. It seems to me we have already been through most of these arguments, especially from advocates. I guess it might be new for a Swedish director. The “international flair” might be new. But otherwise, I hope documentaries like this dig a bit deeper. Maybe it does.
|Vintage Cruiser, by Ryan Wiese–on display at
the Bike Art Exhibit (Dairy Center) through March
The most professionally produced promotional bike video just came out from Kona Productions. It obsesses over Portland (really, again?). The cutest quote is from the kid at 2:38, “bicycling helps my community because it helps the air around…[affrmative nod] and it helps the polar bears [while dancing with his shoulders]…polar bears are epic!“
It was jam packed Friday for the opening night of the bike art exhibit at the Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder. Artists from over 22 states are represented and it is really an impressive display–perhaps the largest collection in a single location I have every seen. Now happening only until the end of the month.
…or maybe I have it mostly wrong: cycling in cities is less about city planning efforts and more about “selling it” from a PR standpoint.