Tuesday, June 12, 2012

How Bikes Make Cities Cool - Portland

Found this nice mini documentary as the makers say it "explores the thriving bicycle culture resident to one of North America’s most progressive metropolises. Filmed entirely by bike, with support from longtime Kona Portland dealer Sellwood Cycles and resident Team Kona athletes Erik Tonkin and Matthew Slaven, we spent the better part of a week talking to commuters, following kids to school and capturing the friendly vibe and funky nature of a city that embraces self-propelled commuting at the heart of its identity."

Its nice work, and the comments by the kids are really cool - "polar bears are epic". The concept of the bike train for taking kids to school is neat, it would be great to have that sort of thing here in Sydney, rather than lines of SUV's dropping kids off at school. 

I also like the target of 25% of all trips in Portland to be made by bike. 

How Bikes Make Cities Cool - Portland from Kona Bikes on Vimeo.

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