StreetFilms just published a new film by Mark Gorton: Rethinking the Automobile. I’ve watched it several times over the past few days; it’s loaded with great commentary.
I especially like the quotes from Enrique Penalosa, a former mayor of Bogota. It was Long Beach Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal who first quoted Penalosa, so to hear this in the video caused me to pay very close attention:
You can have a city that’s friendly to cars, or friendly to people; you cannot have both.
That got me thinking… What else has Penalosa been saying? A quick search of Wikipedia yields this:
We cannot continue to deceive ourselves thinking that to paint a little line on a road is a bike way. A bicycle way that is not safe for an 8-year old is not a bicycle way.
It’s great food for thought as I prepare for the next meeting of the Newport Beach Bike Safety Committee on April 2nd.