All invited! C-U Sharing the Road Video Premiere

Please join us Tuesday, October 5 at 5 pm at The Art Theater in Downtown Champaign and help us celebrate our community’s newest education campaign. Admission is free and there is plenty of bike and car parking in the Hill Street parking garage just north of the theater. The doors will open at 5:00 and the video will be shown at 5:30.

The cities of Champaign and Urbana have been working together over the past several months to produce a video to introduce the public to the bicycle infrastructure that is being installed around both cities and to teach motorists and bicyclists how to interact with each on the road.

It’s a short video filmed on local streets in Champaign, Urbana, and Campustown. The video features many local C-U residents as extras. League of Illinois Bicyclists certified instructor, Donnie Miller, provided technical assistance on demonstrating safe and proper bicycle behavior.

Rob Kowalski demonstrating how to ride on a road marked with sharrows.

Donnie Miller walking his bicycle on the sidewalk in Campustown on Green Street.

Filming bus and bicyclists ‘sharing the road’ on John Street

Additionally, the video will begin airing on CGTV Channel 5 and online on the City website in late October 2010. For more information, please contact Mishauno Woggon, Champaign Planning Department, 403-8800 or Mishauno.woggon@ci.champaign.il.us