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May 12, 2009

Bike Commuter Porn. [Video]

Copenhagen: City of Cyclists Bike Commuter Video.

When it comes to ski movies, a successful low-budget genre where they repeatedly show boys and girls snowboarding down crazy mountains, movies that are light on plot and heavy on action, slo mo, close ups and gorgeous money shots (skiing off a cliff)…they call the genre Ski Porn.

Same with climbing films. Same goes for so-called food porn.

And so, I inaugurate a more boring form of porn: Bike Commuter Porn: a new genre high on “action,” low on plot…that turns on Daily Bike Commuters everywhere. This video makes me happy, it excites my endorphins, I wanna watch it again and again, yes!, and then do it myself, with my friends.

Via the good folks at Treehugger, this was my favorite Tweet of today.

Video (check out the blue lanes, we should have those in US, love it). Be sure to click the image on bottom right of video and watch full-screen:

Copenhagen – City of Cyclists from Mikael Colville-Andersen on Vimeo.

A promotional music video I made for the City of Copenhagen’s Bicycle Office.

Aimed at promoting Copenhagen’s fantastic, unique bicycle culture. 500,000 people ride their bikes each day. 36% of the population.

This video highlights who they are and what they do.

Shot over a period of four months.

Dur: 3 min 26 sec.

Directed, Edited, Filmed by Mikael Colville-Andersen for the City of Copenhagen.

 

I live in one of the greenest cities in America. Maybe 3% of our populations bikes to work despite the fact that we got 300 sunny days a year., and we’re a small town (you never have to bike too far).

36% of the population of Copenhagen rides their bikes every day. Say that outloud, twice.

No helmets. You know what makes ’em safe? Numbers.

You know what gets vast numbers of bicyclists out on the road? Protected bike lanes.

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