These days, politicians and city builders like to pay lip-service to the idea of bike-friendliness. But when you use a bike for transportation, you quickly realize there is a fundamental disconnect between those platitudes and the reality of the street.
So, in this video, I do two things:
First I ride a route devoid of any accommodations for bikes, and take not of all the things that make me, on a bike, feel unwelcome.
Then, I take a different route full of bike infrastructure and compare the difference.
The result, for me anyway, is a reminder about how good bike infrastructure completely changes the experience of riding a bike in a city.
Watch the video, “My City Hates Me Because I Ride A Bike”, for complete details:
- 0:00 – Intro
- 2:06 – Stop signs
- 2:31 – Residential roads
- 2:56 – On-street parking
- 3:21 – Sidewalks
- 3:46 – Speed limits
- 4:12 – Who pays for roads?
- 5:12 – Bicycle-only signs
- 5:28 – Slow-speed signs
- 5:34 – Painted bike lanes
- 5:44 – Bike parking
- 5:47 – Separated bike lanes
- 6:26 – Conclusion
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