Chicago, Austin and Memphis – we need your help!
One of our bigger projects for the year is a video with PeopleforBikes about protected bike lanes. We’re about to go on a whirlwind tour this month to capture interviews of riders, business owners, planners and civic leaders about the benefits of protected bike lanes. We need your help!
If you live in Chicago, Austin or Memphis and can speak to your experiences about protected bike lanes in those cities and are willing to do it on camera, please contact us! The interviews will be pretty informal and short (probably no more than 10-15 minutes). And footage will be heavily edited to just short clips. Experience has taught us that we need to shoot a lot of interviews to get just the right mix of voices!
So if you know someone, or know someone that knows someone or would like to be interviewed yourself. Email us. We’re looking for a diverse group of young and old, men, women, business owners, young professionals, you name it!
Dylan Cole February 5, 2014 at 11:57 am
For Memphis the bike lanes in my opinion are a sign of hope for the city. The lanes are not only in the popular area’s they run throught out the city. When I see new bike lanes that I have yet to notice I get excited and can not wait till the time comes that i will be on them. Not only do I bike the bike lanes I skateboard them as well. Everyone should get out and find a way to incorperate them into their daily lives.
Jessica Mosqueda February 5, 2014 at 12:06 pm
I would love to be interviewed. I started cycling last year, but have been on a tour of the west coast already. Austin has been doing many good things to implement safe roadways for the city cyclists. My favorite part was accidentally discovering a protected lane on my way to ACL
Randall Stephens February 5, 2014 at 12:55 pm
Commuting from A very Ranch to the airport gives a lot to riding experience in Austin.
Samantha February 5, 2014 at 1:45 pm
Awesome! I”m sending you an email now. I bike year-round in Chicago, and my daily commute hits 2 of our protected bikelanes: Kinzie, and Dearborn.
Daniel Young February 5, 2014 at 7:52 pm
I live in chicago and at the age of 58 use the bike as my only form of tranportation, even in a winter like the one we ‘re experiencing this year. Ive traveled about 35,000 miles by bike in the four years and have visited many of our countries bike friendly cities. I think Chicago just might make their projected goal as the bike friendly city by 2016 even though many of the changes such as protected bike lanes are meeting a great deal of resistance from people un willing to share the road.
toddc February 6, 2014 at 5:17 am
For Chicago, go to thechainlink.org to post your request. That is the online home for Chicago cyclists and I’m sure you will get a good sampling of voices volunteering there. If not, let me know and I can also connect you with the Chicago Critical Mass group. Good luck!
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Alan Hayes March 11, 2014 at 7:45 pm
Memphis is coming along with the bike lanes, but I wouldn’t call them protected. Cars are less than two feet away from you when traveling the street with a bike lane. Some bike lanes only go two blocks and end. Drivers are more aware of
cyclist, but for the most part seem to be aggravated by the change. They will get used to it over time.
The Greenline however is a huge advance for bikers and pedestrians. I use it whenever I am able. If we could route this type of corridor throughout the city that would be amazing!
Greg Maxted October 9, 2014 at 2:32 pm
They are looking for lanes like the ones on Overton Park Ave. And the Soon to be installed cycletraks on Tilman and Broad.
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I live in Huntsville Alabama. We don’t have any bike lanes, but I want them. My wife Nan and I travel all over the country with our bikes on the bumper of our car. We stop at rail trails and other safe to ride areas for the purpose of seeing the local flavor. Every city should be mandated by congress to provide bike lanes. I’d be happy to go on camera stating my desire for mandated bike lanes and the fun of traveling to locations with them.
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