Here are some of my favourite videos from the past year or so. I thought it would be good to have them all in one place.
SENATOR LUDLAM ON CYCLING
His presentation of the Greens political party Bike Vision 2029 Perth Bike Plan. Common sense thinking about the bicycle. "We've got to kick this idea that only serious infrastructure is freeways, railways and ports".
CYCLING WITH MEREDITH
This one is from the video bloggers Cycling with...
We ride through the streets of Amsterdam with a charming girl for ten minutes. What's not to like. "Meredith is originally from the Bay Area in California. Her father being dutch, she has always wanted to live in the Netherlands." She tells us about why she enjoys her new home and we get to see the streets of Amsterdam that we hear so much about. A simple idea, done very well.
HOW THE DUTCH GOT THEIR CYCLE PATHS
The Dutch are have not always had great cycling infrastructure. This film explains some of the history and the important decisions made in the 1970s that put them forty years ahead. One of several great films by Mark Wagenbuur at Bicycle Dutch.
CYCLING FOR EVERYONE
This film introduces the recently established organisation the Dutch Cycling Embassy. There is no point trying to reinvent the wheel. The Dutch have the knowledge and they want to share.
CICLOVIA: BOGATA, COLOMBIA
MELBOURNE: A PEDESTRIAN PARADISE
Another one by Street Films. A great explanation of some of the things that Melbourne has done to revitalise the city area. It was produced in 2008 but is still relevant for Perth.
SAN FRANCISCO: REMOVAL OF THE EMBARCADERO FREEWAY
Also by Street Films. This story about freeway removal has relevance to Perth's new Elizabeth Quay development and the rerouting of Riverside Drive. They removed the freeway and the sky didn't fall in. The traffic "disappeared" and life was improved. I will probably expand on this later.
MESSAGE... FROM DUBLIN BIKES
A film by Mike Rubbo. A bike share scheme will not work in Perth until after the helmet law is repealed. Mike interviews Dublin councilor, Andrew Montegue and we learn about the success of the bike share scheme in Dublin.
HAL GRADES YOUR BIKE LOCKING
BIKE LANES BY CASEY NEISTAT
New York again. Casey Neistat reacts to getting at ticket. This one has had over six million hits on YouTube.
MY CAT CAN RIDE...
I can't have an internet video collection without a cat.
LADY ON A CROSSWALK