Watch “Florida Ghost Bike,” from our release “Bicycle Movies: The Short Film Collection. This short film is a very strong follow-up to yesterday’s video, “Dear Motorist.” Naturally, this is a topic that concerns all of us, what I’d like to do by posting “Florida Ghost Bike,” is to encourage a vital conversation. Namely, how do we get the message about respect for cyclists out to “non-cyclists.” One of the comments about yesterday’s video was, “great video, but it’s preaching to the choir,” and I agree. I would love to hear suggestions about how we create a productive dialogue with non-cyclists about the dangerous conditions cyclists face on the roads. Is it hopeless? Are legislative fixes the only hope? I’m even open to putting our film “Bicycle Dreams” on a national tour again, but this time to raise awareness for non-cyclists about the issue. A lot of my desire to initiate this conversation comes from meeting a very brave woman yesterday who endured 22 surgeries after being run over. Who is next, and how do we lower the price of pursuing our healthy passion?
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Excellent film ! I lived (and biked) in Miami in the mid 90’s. Lived in Bay Harbor, and rode down to South Beach just about every other day. I have re-located back to Massachusetts. We had a horrible bike accident up here last September at the Granite State Wheelmen “Seacoast Century” in Hampton Beach, N.H. in September of 2013. Two women were killed, and two of their companion riders were seriously injured. I can share that information / material (I saved all of it in a file.) with you if you would like, let me know…
I’m going to share this article / post it to my ‘Facebook’ page to honor Chris.
Thanks for watching the short film Gary. It’s a very troubling issue that doesn’t seem to resolve. Many people are doing what they can and I am optimistic for the future as the younger generation comes ‘on line’ as the dominant generation and I feel that they will have more compassion for cyclists.