As part of our BocaFirst Vision Zero Project, we took our Boca Matters video series out of the studio and onto the street to talk to people about what it’s like to bicycle in Boca Raton. These are real world uses of Boca Raton’s pedestrian/bike infrastructure. In this episode, we profile “Better Bike Friendly” advocate Gabriel Bordeaux. Gabriel is both a family cyclist commuting with his son to school and an avid cyclist with friends.
PROFILE: Commuter and Avid Cyclist
DESCRIPTION: Gabriel and his son Charlie commute to Blue Lake elementary and Spanish River Library. He is also an avid cyclist using the El Rio trail and A1A.
NOTABLE QUOTE: “Some drivers think if there is no bike lane, cyclists don’t belong. But all over Boca, you can be in a bike lane and then it stops. That is a dangerous situation for everyone.”
With 35 years experience at IBM in simplifying complex statistics, systems and data for executive decision making, Les Wilson does research, analysis, video production, graphics and editing at BocaFirst. He is a retired IBM Senior Technical Staff Member in product Research and Development. He has a BS Degree in Computer Science from Rutgers University. Les has lived in Boca since the early '90s, raised a family in several neighborhoods and is an expert resident of South East Boca. He is one of several Bike Advocates at BocaFirst.