Friday, November 16, 2007

Here is how to make a city bicycle friendly and how to get cars under control.

How much space is dedicated to cars? Parking, highways, city streets, junk yards, garages. How many cars only have one person in them? What is more dangerous, a car or a bike? This video shows how Berkeley calmed traffic and made itself a bike friendly city. I have ridden in Berkeley and it is great. You can get everywhere you need to on a bike without feeling like you are in danger. Hopefully, other cities will learn from this video and start making themselves more bike friendly.

5 comments:

Tyler said...

that's right berkeley knows what's up

dogtired said...

Way cool, but just what did you guys actually do to make this happen in Huntsville? Did you even bother to send it to our councilpeople, politicos, Safe Routes to School people, enviro people, etc. Just ain't gonna happen unless the "powers that be" are repeatedly exposed to this sort of stuff, and a reasonably high number of people demand it.

Do nothing; nothing happens. Just watch and see!

inc123 said...

Ok, I'll bite. What's the URL?

Bello Velo said...

dogtired,
we have done plenty:
bike racks
alley cats
bike polo
critical mass
weekly rides
promoting commuting

We have also talked to the politicians etc..

Safe Routes I am sure is a step in the right direction, but it is not the only game.

Ask most people what is is and they don't even understand it. please don't forward it to me again.

The issue here is the leadership, mayor, cops etc... unless we make it an agenda they won't do shit.

I am sure you have done a lot too.

Bello Velo said...

oh and lastly mr. spagnola has done over 450 bikes for the homeless. so check yourself before you wreck yourself:)