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My NYC Biking Story: Kevin Bolger, a.k.a. Squid

Our "My NYC Biking Story" series is back in action this week with a profile of Kevin Bolger, a.k.a. Squid. For 20 years Squid has worked as a commercial cyclist. He has done cargo delivery and food delivery, and at one point he co-owned a messenger company. From his position as a fixture of the NYC messenger community, he has also helped evolve New York's bike messenger culture.

Squid was a pioneering organizer of alley cat races and track bike competitions to bring messengers together. Recently, he has devoted himself to mainstreaming cycling as a mode of transportation in NYC, serving as a Bicycle Ambassador for Transportation Alternatives and educating working cyclists on bike safety. In our profile, he discusses how city streets have become more bike-friendly and how he has changed his own riding habits to be a role model for young cyclists.

Many thanks to attorney Adam White for sponsoring this Streetfilm.  In this short clip, Adam explains why he wanted to sponsor this video and why it is important to support Streetfilms.

Elizabeth Press is a Filmmaker for Streetfilms. She joined Streetfilms in 2007 to focus her video work on advocating for better biking, walking and mass transit.

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  • moocow

    If you have ever had the pleasure of meeting Squid, you know he rocks.  If you haven't let me tell you something, he rocks.

  • Ben Kintisch

    I like how he's a cool dude and he's evolved into a safer cyclist. It's cool not to get killed in traffic!

  • Anonymous

    Squid is definitely awesome.

  • Jkl

    No brakes is no safe.

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  • Dvdavayou29

    I think he is a coward