A Dutch "anthropological" look at American bicycle culture by Mark Wagenbuur of BicycleDutch. Much the same for Canada. Glimmers of change, but we're still so much in a car-fetishizing culture with space dominated by cars.
Warning: this video is graphic in its portrayal of the "war on cars".
If only these drivers were licensed! Oh wait. I can't believe just how many of the red light runners aren't slowing down at all. See scary, graphic video
I find it rather interesting that after a summer of fuel provided by our media of the "war on the car" that it took so long for yet another case of Road Rage involving a motorist and a cyclist to occur. After all, this city is known for its Bike Rage, as evidenced here:
Toronto is at the top of the list for both "Drivers attacking cyclists" and "Cyclists attacking drivers." How's that for notoriety?
Goofy as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde characters, Mr. Walker and Mr. Wheeler. As revealing of motorist behaviour and temperament now as in 1950. Admit it: even us cyclists get a bit rabid when behind a car wheel!
Very few Torontonians attempt to bike across the 401. riconroy has crossed and has survived to give us a video of how little you'd want to repeat that experience. That being said, I've crossed it many times - I hate doing it every time but I can do it well.
This advertisment is meant to offend. It is meant to insult everyone who rides a bike as having made an inferior choice to driving a car, and to insult cyclists' ability to pay for driving as if they were too poor.
Art Project by Michel de Broin, Mercer Union Gallery 2007.