by Connie Oswald Stofko
This has nothing to do with gardening, but it’s hilarious.
My friend Neil Carroll of Nickel City Graphics mentioned that he was producing short videos on road safety for GO Bike Buffalo. I ride my bike places and I would love drivers to be more aware of the rules of the road for bicyclists, so I said I’d help him out by acting in– no, starring in!– in a video.
The result, I am told by everyone who has seen it, is hilarious. It’s called Helen Takes a Ride. You watch the introduction, then get to choose one of three endings by clicking on the ending you want. Make sure you go back and watch all the endings.
If you’re using a touchscreen instead of a mouse, clicking on an ending won’t work; you have to choose one of the links:
If you’re watching the video on YouTube, the links are located in the description.
The video was shot on Delaware near Allen in Buffalo. The bike lanes were added this summer.
I didn’t write the script; all I had to do was ride my bike up and down Delaware Avenue on a sunny summer afternoon, then make some appropriate facial expressions.
The Coexist NYS video project is funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration with a grant from the Governor’s New York Traffic Safety Committee. It aims to supply education resources to to other transportation organizations across the state.
I think it’s a gentle and funny way to remind us of things we sometimes forget when we’re in a hurry, or perhaps point out things we didn’t really know.