I loved this film from the Bikes for People, the US’ national bicycle movement.
They’re asking people to sign a simple pledge in support of bikes and cycling and this little video was part of their promotional efforts.
The pledge reads:
I am for bikes. I'm for long rides and short rides. I'm for commuting to work, weekend rides, racing, riding to school, or just a quick spin around the block. I believe that no matter how I ride, biking makes me happy and is great for my health, my community and the environment we all share. That is why I am pledging my name in support of a better future for bicycling—one that is safe and fun for everyone. By uniting my voice with a million others, I believe that we can make our world a better place to ride.
Which sounds like a very good pledge to take to me.
So good that its inspired me to join the London Cylcing Campaign, my home town equivalent of Bikes for People. In fact I'm rather embarassed that I have't already.
I commute to work daily on my bike and know cycling makes my life better. And like the pledge says I know that together we can make our world and my city a better place to ride.
On a more policy related note the campaign plans to encourage people who make the pledge to lobby their representatives to increase federal investment in bike infrastructure.
I hope they're successful.