Did any of you downtowners notice a sudden excess of bicycles on your way to work last Friday? If you were near Orange Avenue around 8:30 am, you were likely a spectator of a bicycle flash mob that was destined to surprise Mayor Buddy Dyer.
The city of Orlando has made recent strides in improving biking and pedestrian traffic laws, and the mayor had his planned annual bike ride in the morning to commemorate National Bike to Work Day. The people of our city took this day as an opportunity to thank the mayor in a planned community effort to bring attention to the positive effects of riding a bike to work in lieu of an automobile. The flash mob of 300 commuters was coordinated by Bike/Walk Central Florida, Cycling Savvy, and UCF Bike Bus, and was produced and recorded by Brad Kuhn & Associates and yours truly, Appleton Creative.Tags: bikes, flash mob, orlando, video