As I trolled through youtube I came across this is a video of traffic on Greenland Rd. at Sunset. As I watched this little clip I wondered if this was some kind of a metaphor for the end of car culture and suburbia. This is a very good example of where we in Jacksonville are in the way of multi-modal transportation or shared spaces. In this video you can make out the silhouette of construction barrels. As anyone who bikes, walks or drives, it is near impossible to travel anywhere within Jacksonville not have to deal with road construction and these barrels. You however will not see any cyclist, pedestrians or facilities for either in this video. Which is typical for Jacksonville and the reference, "You Are Here."
The below video of bike friendly cities is where we need to go. It is fairly long at 16 minutes. Take the time to give it a view. It has some great images and quotes like these listed below.
"If you can make a city move by bicycle, it will be more human."
"While cars separate people, bicycles bring us together. Bicycles help build up a much more integrated and friendly socitey."
So if we are to achieve becoming a cycling friendly city. How do we go about it? How do we even start given how ingrained our society and culture is in the car?