Watching an early 90s Seattle bicycle promo VHS

Complete with colorful digital filters and titles that fly in and spin, this Seattle Engineering Department promotional video is a wonderful time capsule of early 1990s Seattle bicycle policy. The video is mostly aimed at agencies from other cities looking to emulate Seattle’s relatively successful Bicycle Program. In the process, it presents the state of bicycling in the best possible light. You can find the original video on the Seattle Municipal Archives website.

I had seen clips from this before, but I thought it would be fun to watch it all the way through on camera, pausing it to comment along the way. I’ve been enjoying experimenting with different formats for videos over at the Seattle Bike Blog YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe both so you can keep track of new videos as they drop and to help the channel grow. We still need about 600 more subscribers to be eligible for monetization, so each subscription helps. I am also eager to hear your feedback and get your ideas for future videos. Let us know in the comments below.

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