Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Perils for Pedestrians Episode 105: Dublin, Velo-City 2005

I've been a big advocate for a massive expansion of bike use in the City of Pittsburgh. While I like Bike-Pgh (the organization), I have felt that they have been too nice. While I like the approach to the rivers and more parks, I feel that the County Riverfront Park proposal of Dave Fawcett on County Council (and Jim Burn, D, too, I guess) is lame as it inserts bikes as a tourist thing when we really need bikes merged into transport to where people travel, and it isn't often to the river's edge.

Bikes can flourish in certain parts of Pittsburgh. Got it? Well, this Google Video (like YouTube) on a past Velo-City conference in Dublin hits the sweet-spot in the campaign-presentation I've been craving.

Check it out. Get your head around it. It would work for downtown, South Side, North Side, Oakland. And, the benefits will be local housing, residents.

This isn't just to promote cycling. We can overhaul a few of our streets and have a huge upside for all, even those in cars.

Perils for Pedestrians is a monthly series promoting awareness of issues affecting the safety of people who walk and bicycle. Perils For Pedestrians appears on public access cable stations in many cities across the United States and on DISH Network 9411 - The Universityhouse Channel.

BTW, I'll turn off the auto-play on this posting in a few hours. Comments about that are welcomed.


John Z Wetmore said...

Google Video will stop hosting videos on April 29. After that, you will have to go to Blip TV to see "Perils For Pedestrians" 105 on Velo-city Dublin:

Thank you.

John Z Wetmore said...

"Perils For Pedestrians" Episode 105 has moved again. The new location on YouTube is at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OycCuHb99S4