Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Ban motor cars and they shall bike!

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Chicago's Bike the Drive 2009 from Dottie White on Vimeo.

I recently saw this film clip on this blog:

Now perhaps it really opens up your eyes to how all these individual cyclists would have otherwise been a single person in a motor car and how the roads would have been clogged up! Perhaps its something of a Utopian pipe-dream, but it shows the reality of what is really possible with some investment in bicycle-oriented infrastructure. Most motorists out there believe that there is no practical alternative to private motor transport and that it is somehow abnormal not to have a motor car. As it stands in my life I can go everywhere I need to by public transport or by bicycle with a bit of planning. In fact, I find it far more convenient than driving, as I never have problems finding parking when I have my bicycle, and often the bicycle parking is in a much more convenient location than any car parking.


  1. Too right. Not to mention the unbridled joy of riding on 8 lanes of pavement with 20,000 other cyclists! More pictures and video here:
    Come and join us next May.

  2. I wish, but being a full-time student here in sunny Oz for at least the next 3 years, its unlikely that I'll be able to afford getting over there. However, I do plan to go to World Youth Day in Madrid in 2011, and I'd like to cycle tour through some parts of Europe in the lead-up to the event.

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