The Phenomenon of ‘Bikelash’

09-19-14 | Featured News

Discover the meaning of ‘bikelash’ and why it’s not actually such a bad thing.

It’s a fairly new phenomenon. A city takes up biking and launches efforts to enable biking as a form of valid transportation, only to have many members of said city begin to oppose the new bike initiatives. What’s even more recent is the term ‘bikelash’ and, due to its recent creation, you may be wondering, “What exactly does that mean?”

According to the below video by STREETFILMS, ‘bikelash’ is the phenomenon that occurs after significant efforts and/or infrastructure have been made in order to allow cyclists easy transportation throughout a city. Any form of negative comment, news piece or campaign against biking falls under the ‘bikelash’ category, and apparently this negative attention isn’t such a terrible thing. The video goes on to explain how ‘bikelash’ may be be a helpful tool for the cycling movement, interviewing several people throughout the United States who are leading the way in the world of biking within their respective cities.

As part of reducing your carbon footprint and being more eco-friendly, as well as being healthier, biking is a great alternative form of transportation in comparison to cars and other motorized vehicles. Discover how biking can help contribute to the reduction of your carbon footprint.

Watch the full video below. Share your thoughts with us on ‘bikelash’ by tweeting us @LegendPower.

Talking About Bikelash In Your City from STREETFILMS on Vimeo.