A Few Great Bike Vids!

May 17th, 2010 by hughillustration

I’ve been posting short video clips to our Facebook & Twitter accounts. In case you missed them, here are some of the best!

I didn’t think it possible, but Streetfilms has topped themselves with this latest installment. Their subject is the fantastic Randy “The Ethicist” Cohen, who has this to say on the subject of running red lights:

This is not a ‘law and order’ argument, it’s a consequentialist argument. What are the effects of your actions on others. I’ll deny this in a court of law, but I almost never stop at red lights — except when I might endanger another person or myself. But if I’m driving along, and there are no pedestrians who want to cross the road, and there’s no car traffic to endanger me I slow down, look both ways and go through the light. What are we, Germans?

Here’s the original Tweed Ride, from a British Rail film board movie from 1955:

Cycling, like all good exercise, uses up energy. And unless you’re experienced, you can go on pushing them around until you bring on a touch of the bonk — which, being interpreted, means that you feel distressingly fatigued.

Right, better have a pint then! Tally ho!

What’s amazing about this video of ordinary traffic in Utrecht, the Netherlands, is that everyone seems to be moving so quickly. Look how fast they zip around! That must be the result of the excellent bike traffic infrastructure they enjoy.

Tucson is a lovely desert town with a seriously sprawl problem. Happily, there is a movement afoot to bring more people into the streets on bikes: Tucson Bike Beautiful. Yes, beautiful indeed!

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