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Bike To Work With Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn – StreetFilms.org

Submitted by on February 16, 2010 – 3:02 pmNo Comment
Mike McGinn, photo courtesy of McGinn for Mayor.com

Mike McGinn, photo courtesy of McGinn for Mayor.com

It’s not Dallas but it’s too cool to ignore.  Check out the amazing StreetFilms.org video shoot and article about Seattle Mayor, Mike McGinn, commuting to work on his Trek 700.  This was not a publicity op,  McGinn is a long time bike commuter.  He’s for real and we’re looking forward to seeing more from his administration. From the article,

When Seattleites elected a new mayor at the end of 2009, they really went for a breath of fresh air. In the general election, Mayor Mike McGinn, who rides a bike to work daily, was outspent nearly four to one. The race was very close, but with an energetic volunteer base — and a campaign that emphasized many livable streets issues — he pulled out the victory.

Watch the video and then watch it again, only this time pay close attention to the street signs.  The bike trail street signs.  McGinn launched the Ideas For Seattle site where folks submit ideas on how to improve the city, then they vote on the idea’s popularity.   Some of the ideas are hilarious and others are on a more serious note and well thought out.

We like city leaders who leverage technology as a means of keeping in touch with their communities and I think this is a great idea.

Read the entire StreetFilms.org article here.  StreetFilms.org is a part of the Livable Street Initiative , more about them soon.  They rock.

Ride on!

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Chris started riding a bike again when he noticed the Preston Ridge Trail being constructed across the street from his house. Since then he co-founded Biking in Dallas, has gone through countless Craigslist bike projects (some better than others) and can be found pedaling around town on a Electra Ticino with a camera in tow.

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