Streetfilms: (Portland) Bike Box!
<sigh> 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! </sigh>
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 usually
at 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 it
all came together last week while in Portland at the World Car-free
Conference. Earlier this year, Portland’s Office of Transportation
installed many high visibility bike boxes that are filled in lime green
to help cyclist avoid right hook collisions. (Note: NYC now has a few
green ones as well.)
What we were unprepared for was being stopped by random cyclists who
wanted to lend their collective "Bike Box!" exclamations. So watch and
see all the fun improv as it flows. Do you have Bike Boxes in your
city? Want to be creative? Then upload a YouTube video and tag it
"streetfilms" and we will feature it in our sidebar!