Miller Brewing Co.: Cycling Is Patriotic

 
This ad has some age on it, but we thought it’d be nice for once to see one from a company that gets it.

A cyclist, his front basket filled with two fresh six packs of jingling Miller bottles, makes his way down a snow-covered street.

The voice over:

That’s the way, patriot. Let the OPECs keep their gasoline.

We’ll just tap into a far more efficient energy source: man power.

Miller High Life: Who knew?

By filmmaker Errol Morris via markkohlman/YouTube

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

DOT Scraps Bus Lanes in Kew Gardens Hills for Flushing-Jamaica SBS

|
This afternoon, the City Council overwhelmingly passed a bill that requires DOT to work with the MTA on a citywide Bus Rapid Transit plan to be updated every two years. The vote came a day after DOT told bus lane opponents in eastern Queens that it will water down a Select Bus Service proposal in their neighborhood. In many ways, the new bill codifies much […]

Opposing the Move NY Plan Does No Favors for Southeast Queens

|
Four highways encircle New York’s 27th City Council district, a largely African-American section of southeast Queens: the Grand Central Parkway on the north, the Van Wyck Expressway on the west, the Southern State Parkway on the south, and the Cross Island Parkway on the east. Highways girdle the transportation perspective of the 27th District’s Council […]
Edwin Ajacalon's uncle, Eduardo Vicente, broke down before he could speak at last night's vigil. Photo: Dave Colon

Brooklyn Electeds Pay Tribute to Edwin Ajacalon and Call on Albany to Prevent Deadly Speeding

|
At a vigil last night, elected officials and street safety advocates paid tribute to Edwin Ajacalon, the 14-year-old from Guatemala who was killed by a teenage driver in Brooklyn Saturday night. Calling Ajacalon an "all-American boy" and "a vital thread in the beautiful tapestry that is New York City," they pressed for street safety improvements and a culture change among drivers after yet another death of a cyclist, the 20th in 2017.

In Memoriam: James Langergaard

|
James at the inaugural Tour de Brooklyn in 2005. On Friday evening, August 14, James Langergaard was killed by a car as he crossed Queens Boulevard at 69th Street. According to his family, witnesses told police that James ran a red light on his bike and died instantly. James was 38. His death is a […]