Do you ever cruise the streets of Seattle thinking, “My ride would be so much better if…”? Well, next time don’t just ride by the problem area – whip out your smart phone and film it!
When you are out on the road or trail this May for Bike Month we want your help capturing areas of Seattle that need improvement in order to be better for bicycling. With the Seattle Bicycle Master Plan up for an overhaul this year, it’s essential that you be the eyes on the street. Show us what would make your bike ride all that much better and we’ll help get it in the plan.
Know a street that is in desperate need of a bike lane? Or what about a bike lane that already exists but is just too dangerous for you or your kids to ride in? How about an intersection that needs one of those green bike boxes?
Whatever it is that would make your ride better, we want to see it!
If you film a short video like this one, upload it to YouTube, and send us the link, we’ll feature it in our weekly Bike Month emails, blog posts, and social media communications. Don’t forget to mention your name and the location you are filming from that needs to be improved.
Never done something like this before? It’s easy. Follow these simple steps:
- Film a video of less than one minute in length using your smartphone (or “video camera” if you want to do it old-school).
- Create a YouTube username and channel if you don’t already have one.
- Follow YouTube’s simple instructions for uploading videos.
- Send us the link, and we will share it with the world!
Questions? Contact Max Hepp-Buchanan, Advocacy Campaigns Manager. We can’t wait to see your videos of how your Seattle bike ride could be even better.