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These videos teach bike etiquette with LEGO

How can we show cyclists, drivers, and everyone else on the street how to share? The city of Edmonton, Alberta produced these five six excellent videos using LEGO figures teaching the new rules of the road.

Interactions between cyclists, pedestrians, and drivers can often be contentious. Lighthearted videos like this can help everyone understand their rights and responsibilities in the urban realm.

Thanks to WABA for the heads-up.

A planner and architect by training, Dan Reed also writes his own blog, Just Up the Pike, and serves as the Land Use Chair for the Action Committee for Transit. He lives in downtown Silver Spring. 

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they get a whole three extra inches in Canada

by Michael Perkins on Dec 18, 2013 2:52 pm • linkreport

Would love to see these sorts of PSA spots on tv here.

by DaveG on Dec 18, 2013 2:56 pm • linkreport

Oh man, +1000 for Don Cherry parody.

by MLD on Dec 18, 2013 2:58 pm • linkreport

Wait, are these lego figures and buildings or actually Canada? I kid. But this was an interesting idea - maybe a bit to cheesy for the US/DC, but something that maybe bike groups could all pitch in for and buy some ad airtime during a big event?

by JDC Esq on Dec 18, 2013 3:19 pm • linkreport

it's Edmonton, Alberta. :)

Unless we're gonna start saying Chicago, United States.

it's not a huge deal, but I think Canadians feel more respected when we say the province.

by Tom A. on Dec 18, 2013 7:12 pm • linkreport

Everyone knows the preferred pronunciation is "Canadia" ... they make such nifty PSAs up there!!

by Daniel Howard on Dec 18, 2013 8:33 pm • linkreport

There's actually a 6th one, too, kind of an 80s sitcom thing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujxxhUjROVc

by Derjis on Dec 19, 2013 2:16 pm • linkreport

@Derjis

Thanks for letting us know! I just added the sixth video.

by dan reed! on Dec 19, 2013 2:26 pm • linkreport

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