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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Cyclist View

In contrast to the previous post...

Dual Chase Productions creates on-road bicycling-related educational materials using innovative helmet camera technology.

These materials include PowerPoint presentations (with integrated video elements) as well as stand-alone DVDs. They are marketed to bicyclists, bicycling advocates, educators, law enforcement, and government officials, although average motorists and pedestrians would likely increase their awareness of traffic dynamics by watching the video segments.

None of the videos are staged - they show real bicyclists in real traffic situations. More samples like the one below are available at the Cyclist View website.

The Rights and Duties of Cyclists (04:21)

In this segment, certified League of American Bicyclists Cycling Instructors demonstrate the rights and duties of cyclists in the United States. The video shows cyclists acting as drivers of vehicles making normal vehicular maneuvers including lane control, lane sharing, left and right turns, through movements and a freeway ramp crossing. This video is intended to show cyclists and motorists how it looks when cyclists act and are treated as vehicle drivers in normal urban traffic in the City of Long Beach, California. These skills are taught in the League of American Bicyclists' BikeEd program. A course schedule for each state is available on The League's website.

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