Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on January 11th, 2008 at 11:36 am
Clinton and 39th, shows why
more education is needed.
(Photo © Jonathan Maus)
As part of their campaign to roll out bike boxes at 14 major Portland intersections, PDOT is soliciting bids from the community for a new video that would explain the why, what, and how about bike boxes.
Greg Raisman from PDOT’s community traffic safety department says the video will be posted online and that the messaging will include bicyclists, but will “likely be geared more towards motorists”. He says they want something that is “fun and hip” that will get through the dull, wonky nature of the subject (bring up “bike box” at a pub and watch your friends cringe).
Raisman said they’re looking for someone who can put together a two-minute video that answers:
- Why are we using bike boxes?
- What are bike boxes?
- How do you use a bike box?
Here are some more details from Greg:
“The bid elements would include a basic description of the video concept, as well as projected costs for script development (with guidance from PDOT staff and others), video production, and posting the video for online distribution (YouTube, etc). Also, any examples of relevant previous work would be appreciated.”
The bid is open to anyone and the deadline is January 17th. The goal is to have the video ready for use when the bike boxes begin to be installed in March.
If you have questions, you can ask them in the comments or contact Greg at (503) 823-1052 or greg(dot)raisman(at)pdxtrans(dot)org.