The Sanibel Bicycle Club has released “Cycling On Sanibel," a new educational video designed to promote safer cycling and to educate out-of-town visitors about the ins and outs of riding the Sanibel Shared Use Path.
In addition to the many individuals who worked on the project for the Club, these other organizations provided important financial support:
The City of Sanibel
Lee County Tourist Development Council
Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce
Finnimore's Beach Rentals
Sanibel & Captiva Association of Realtors
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Over the years, the Sanibel Club has produced a variety of materials designed to educate cyclists and promote safe biking behavior. Those efforts included posters, fliers, and bike rack signs. With this video message the Club expects to engage visitors in a more impactful way before they even arrive here. Also, having the other major partners supporting this effort is expected to help drive visibility for the video.
The bike safety video is a true “home town production” featuring numerous local residents as on-camera spokespeople and background extras. Performing principal roles in the video are: Henry Crater, student at the Sanibel School; Doug Congress, former Sanibel City Council member and Vice Mayor; Neal Halleran, Sanibel resident and Host of the BIG Arts Forum; and Anna Nguyen, Fort Myers resident and frequent Sanibel visitor. Production was overseen by Sanibel residents Paul Taylor, producer, and Mark Meyers, director/filmmaker, both of whom have young families who frequent the Sanibel Shared Use Path.
Patti Sousa, a Club member who oversaw the project, stated, “Paul and Mark were the perfect team to work on this project. They understood the challenge we have on Sanibel with so many bikes on the Path, particularly during season and they understood the serious message we want to convey. They also realized that our video had to be fun and entertaining to get viewers to watch it.”