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Streetfilms: (Portland) Bike Box!

3:01 PM PDT on June 27, 2008

Another Streetfilm about how awesome Portland is.  It's time to take a stand, Angelenos!  You Portlanders might have your complete streets, balanced transportation system, colored bike lanes and bike boxes; but I get to ride my bike on the sidewalk!  Whenever I want to!  So, there!

Like Brad Aaron before me, I must concede that film maker Clarence Eckerson sums up the film perfectly, so without further ado.

At just about any public gathering I go these days, there's usuallyat least one person who will come up and give me an enthusiastic "Bike Box!", based upon our earlier, popular Streetfilm.In my heart I hoped there would one day be a sequel to Bike Box, and itall came together last week while in Portland at the World Car-freeConference. Earlier this year, Portland's Office of Transportationinstalled many high visibility bike boxes that are filled in lime greento help cyclist avoid right hook collisions. (Note: NYC now has a fewgreen ones as well.)

What we were unprepared for was being stopped by random cyclists whowanted to lend their collective "Bike Box!" exclamations. So watch andsee all the fun improv as it flows. Do you have Bike Boxes in yourcity? Want to be creative? Then upload a YouTube video and tag it"streetfilms" and we will feature it in our sidebar

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