Tag Archives: bicycle video

Flip-side of the Amsterdam Coin

The damned thing is done. Sort of. It’s not what I had originally intended. Last year, when I published a tongue-n-cheek trailer for this video, I was planning a documentary about bicycling in Springfield, Missouri with comparisons to Amsterdam (realizing, obviously, that such comparisons are difficult at best given the radically different contexts). The comparison […]

Midnight Train to Wilmington

There’s been so much happening since our move downtown that I’ve had very little time to post much here. Actually, what’s happening has more to do with settling into a new routine than it does being busy — although I am busy with some school-related tasks. I’m leaving today for Wilmington, Delaware to visit my […]

Escape From The American Dream

Today I begin a new series on Carbon Trace (haven’t come up with a name for it yet … perhaps the headline because, yeah, I enjoy irony). It is related to my long-running and still-active series called Our Urban Challenge. On Monday, my wife and I will sign a lease for a loft in downtown […]

OMG! So Rude! (Not)

Not only is this video good for a chuckle, you might learn something about who or what actually holds up motorists: A Brief Adventure in Perspective from Keri Caffrey on Vimeo. Technorati Tags: bicycle video, cycling, traffic

Rude, Unethical, Etc. Revisited

Yikes! Be sure to pay close attention at 1:17 in this video. What you’ll see and what you’ll hear ought to blow your mind. It’s stunning. I suppose this could be a parody of clueless hipsters. I mean, how could anyone be so blind as to miss hypocrisy of this magnitude? For example, how can one edit […]

How To Drive Your Bicycle

Here’s how it works for bicycle drivers. You don’t need bicycle lanes to drive your bicycle safely in traffic. Check out these videos by CyclingSavvy. Technorati Tags: bicycle advocacy, bicycle safety, bicycle video, cycling, traffic, traffic law

What Could Go Wrong?

  Also on YouTube. Technorati Tags: bicycle advocacy, bicycle infrastructure, bicycle safety, bicycle video, cycling, traffic

Bicycle Lanes: Gotta Love Close Passes

What started as documenting another new bicycle lane turned into a textbook example of motorist behavior. Take a look… How did you like the squeeze play toward the end — entirely caused by the bicycle lane. If I had been controlling the lane, the motorist behind me would have waited until it was safe to […]

Filming First Friday

I’ll be downtown this evening candidly videoing bicyclists for my upcoming documentary film I’d Rather Ride In Springfield. So if you’re coming downtown by bicycle — and many people do — keep an eye out for me. To update you on my progress: I’ll be getting interviews this month as well as more bicycling video. […]

There’s Something Happening Here

UPDATE: I have confirmed that the paint on Cherry east of Glenstone is intended to be a bicycle lane. The engineer I contacted said that the lane should have been painted 5.0 feet from the face of the curb and 3.0 feet from a pavement seam such as the edge of gutter. What it is ain’t exactly […]

New Lane Feature: Broken Glass!

So the City has painted a gutter lane on a perfectly good street thus, in my opinion, turning it into a no-so-good street. Why not-so-good? As the video shows — and every bicycle lane advocate knows — cars tend to sweep the streets. So gutter lanes fill up with all kinds of debris. The narrower […]

Motorist Passing Behavior

Sadly, Keri Caffrey edited out what I considered the best line in her wonderful video Bicycling In Traffic Is A Dance You Must Lead. It was something like “Your confidence makes them perform better.” I swear I would come close to tearing up at that point every time I watched the video. She told me […]

The Trailer For My Documentary

Here’s the trailer for my upcoming (October 2012) documentary film I’d Rather Ride In Springfield. I hope the trailer conveys both the mirth and seriousness I’m bringing to this project. While trailer scenes are always cherry-picked, the Springfield scenes represent my actual experience riding around the urban core this morning between 7:00 and 9:30 a.m. […]

Pulling That Thread

The whole “Amsterdam is a bicycling paradise” meme is beginning to unravel. Check out John S. Allen’s blog to see two videos making the rounds on blogs and Facebook. And be watching for my full-length documentary entitled “I’d Rather Ride in Springfield” to be published here soon. Technorati Tags: bicycle advocacy, bicycle video

Easy Sooooo Easy

Here’s more from the ol’ helmet cam — downtown to MSU. I go downtown for coffee every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning. This is my route to school. One difference: Walnut between Kimbrough and Hammons is being renovated, so it’s closed for a bit. I take Elm instead. You’ll notice two “close” passes. The speed […]