Angles Morts – Blind Spots

Angle Morts

My French is pretty terrible, but the visuals in the video blow are certainly clear enough.

While many could see this as why cycling is dangerous, I believe that this video illustrates the need to re-imagine city streets and change a collective attitude concerning public space. In Toronto, I have noticed that drivers will rarely double-park. They will drive up on sidewalks, block bike lanes and park on the grass, but never will I see someone block in another car. How messed up is that logic? How disrespectful is that behaviour? And how much does this illustrate that a hulking mass of steel and rubber can dominate our public space?

Cycling is not a dangerous activity. Unattentive, selfish and careless individuals make our public spaces dangerous for everyone.

In Chicago, We Share the Road

Excellent training video for Chicago Police Officers that could easily be converted for cyclist and driver education in any city… oh, and how about a 3 feet for passing law in Ontario???

Traffic Enforcement for Bicyclist Safety from Chicago Bicycle Program on Vimeo.

Via Streetsblog LA

Discuss this video in the Biking Toronto Forum