For National Bike Month in the United States, which begins today, I ran out and bought a new GoPro Hero2 camera to record my bike rides.
The video shows what usually happens on my typical evening commute, which is…. not much. I ride my bike. There are no near hits, no road rage, no blood in the streets.
I don’t run stop signs or red lights or cut off any pedestrians, either.
You can see a touch of risky behavior towards the end when I filter to the right of stopped traffic in downtown San Jose, but even in this case nothing happens, and I’m moving slowly enough to respond in case something does happen.
The point is, I can control the level of risk on my bike. If I queue up behind traffic in downtown, I can eliminate the chance of hooks and doorings almost completely. I can completely avoid all traffic along SJC Airport by riding on the Guadalupe River Trail instead.
Ray LaHood on Why I Ride.
I was on last weekend’s episode of the Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable podcast, where we talked about that Berkeley hit and run, rumble strips, and London Minicabs.
Bike Hugger says Bike To Work.
Urban Velo on bike commute videos from New Zealand.
And a cute bike to work promotion from Hungary.