Video by Consul Media Group
Directed and Edited by Stuart A. McIntyre
DOP: Kris Belchevski, Claudio Manni
Producer: Paul Matthews
Rider: Andrew Romashyna
A 7am start from Peckham to get to the office in Camden. The idea was to show the large numbers of cyclists on the roads as well as the Olympic traffic - both failed to show. Maybe I'll shoot it at a later time to show the full impact next time.
Shot with a GoPro Hero 2 mounted under the saddle looking back at those around me. Shots taken 0.5s intervals and stitched together in Premiere CS 6.
This video was put together to highlight some of the great work which has been done by the Bristol Cycle Campaign and the work set out in the Bristol Cycle Manifesto which maps out over 200 miles of high quality cycle freeways and quiet ways.
Each year the cyclists of Bristol get together to celebrate all things two wheels. 50 cycle related events take place over nine days.
As the advisor to the mayor, John Grimshaw has said:
“We can keep on growing the numbers of people who cycle if we can keep on attracting funding for good quality routes, sorting out the junctions and conflict points, and creating a City where it is clear that cyclists are a welcomed part of our transport plans.
“We want Bristol to be the national test bed where we can demonstrate that the key to continued economic success - success that bucks the national trend - is an emphasis on sustainability and quality of life."
Rideable would like to thank al the awesome cyclists who took part on the 17th July and the Bristol Cycle Campaign for helping us put this short video together.
A short story on Bristol Cycling will appear on the Rideable very shortly.
As seen on Spacing Vancouver: spacingvancouver.ca/2012/09/06/video-vancouver-original-paint-planters-people/
Note: if the "HD" button hasn't defaulted to blue, you'll need to click to turn it on. It's worth it.
In 2010, Vancouver took a leap forward in cycling by constructing the now-permanent Dunsmuir and Hornby separated bike lanes, riding out media bias and a few disgruntled business owners. After a first effort in 2011, Spacing Vancouver has taken the opportunity to hit the lanes once again, this time picking up on some differences that time has brought us.
At the beginning, the lanes and their vegetated traffic buffers served the existing ridership - those decked-out in "cycling" gear, the middle-aged commuters, the road racers. But as the months passed, Vancouverites have discovered downtown has become more friendly and the ridership has diversified remarkably. The slow and steady are taking to the streets as more and more riders use the lanes and wear whatever clothing they please during their outings.
As the ridership has evolved, so too have the lanes: 2012's freshly laid green paint at intersections and areas of conflict is in turn helping attract those women (and children) riders. The bright green extends beyond downtown, showing up by Stanley Park and along the Central Valley Greenway. It re-appears on the other side of the Burrard Bridge at Cornwall, but the lanes drop quickly at Cypress. People travelling by bike to Kits Beach and beyond are left to fend for themselves among fast moving traffic; however, in time riders hope for more green paint to guide them to the next protected refuge.
The success can be largely attributed to three simple ingredients to designing for an all ages bicycle route: once you lay down the paint and planters, the people will come. It starts with the bright greens of the grasses, thermoplast, and goretex - but builds quickly into a rainbow of colours.
Kathleen Corey likes tiny apartments over shops, hikes with panoramic city views, and flowing urban landscapes. While in the San Francisco Bay Area, she led design processes for the India Basin community farm and Wilkie Creek outdoor classroom. Kathleen completed the Urban Design certificate at SFU's City Program and is working toward her Master of Landscape Architecture at the University of Guelph.
Stephanie Baker (tiny.cc/qi0gh)
Pretorius st., Arcadia, Pretoria, South Africa
2010 / 04 / 14
Stan Engelbrecht & Nic Grobler are publishing the best 165 portraits and stories of the over 500 portraits of cyclists they’ve photographed during their 2 year journey around South Africa. Divided over 3 books, each will contain a different 55 stories, and also two essays each by local South African and major international cycling figures. The books are designed by Gabrielle Guy (gabrielleguy.com) and they have also collaborated with celebrated South African artist Gabrielle Raaff (gabrielleraaff.com) to create an individual hand-painted watercolor map, based on Google Maps, to indicate the location of each of the portraits.
When they started the project, Bicycle Portraits aimed to be a study of South African commuter culture, and they wanted to find out who rides bicycles, why they ride bicycles, if and why they love their bicycles, and of course why so few South Africans choose bicycles as a transport option. But Bicycle Portraits has turned into a portrait of a nation through the bicycles that they own and ride every day - revealing all manner of social, class, historical and cultural nuances never imagined.
Music : 'Sohlala Siphila' (Staying Alive) by African Noise Foundation