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Reflections On Our Urban Experience w/ Robin Mazumder

In this episode, John connects with cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Robin Mazumder, Ph.D. for a discussion about how we as humans respond to our built environments and how we make that experience pleasurable and equitable.

Providence in Active Mobility w/ Martina Haggerty

In this episode, John connects with Martina Haggerty, Director of Special Projects in the Planning Department for the City of Providence Rhode Island for a discussion about the status of the city's active mobility initiatives including the completion of a major signature project the Van Leesten Memorial Bridge built upon the footings of the relocated Interstate 195.

Fewer Vehicles, Not Just EVs w/ RMI's Ben Holland

In this week’s episode, we feature a conversation with Benjamin Holland, Senior Associate with the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) about why we need fewer motor vehicles, not just electric vehicles, and the inherent fragility of car-centric cities.

Not Just Bikes w/ Jason Slaughter

In this week's episode, John catches up with Jason Slaughter the creator of the incredibly popular Not Just Bikes YouTube Channel. He shares what led him to become interested in urbanism and active mobility, how he and his family came to live in Amsterdam, and why he decided to launch the channel.

Welcome to the Future of Slow Cities w/ Paul Tranter

In this episode, we head down under, for a chat with Professor Paul Tranter about we why all need to just slow down a bit.

MOTHERLOAD: Kid tested. Planet approved. w/ Liz Canning

In this episode, John connects with documentary filmmaker Liz Canning for a candid conversation about MOTHERLOAD a movie and a movement.

The Compelling Why for Low-Car Cities w/ Melissa & Chris Bruntlett

In this week's episode, John catches up with the Bruntletts "on the eve" of the release of their much anticipated second book, Curbing Traffic - The Human Case for Fewer Cars in Our Lives. It's a long one as they were gracious enough to provide a brief overview of each of the ten main chapters in the book. Enjoy!

Livable Streets 2.0 w/ Bruce Appleyard

In this extended episode, John has a detailed conversation with Professor Bruce Appleyard author of Livable Streets 2.0, a fabulous tribute to his late father, Donald Appleyard, and his classic urbanism text Livable Streets.

Redefining SLC's Wide Open Street-Spaces w/ Jon Larsen, Transportation Division Director

Salt Lake City's historic grid features massively wide streets and incredibly long blocks, but its origin isn't rooted in car-centric design, rather it was a practical solution to freight logistics - the ability to do a u-turn with a team of oxen or horses driving a cart or carriage. Since 2017 Jon Larsen and his team have been striving to reimagine what this space can be and who it serves with the systematic, incremental installation of safer, more inviting "All Ages & Abilities" active mobility infrastructure.

Exploring Pocket Neighborhoods w/ Ross Chapin

In this week's episode, John catches up with Ross Chapin, Architect, community advocate, and author of the class best-selling book Pocket Neighborhoods: Creating Small-Scale Community in a Large-Scale World.

A FUNctional Ride w/ Brandon Lust aka @AmericanFietser

In this episode, John connects with Brandon Lust also known as @AmericanFietser on Twitter for a conversation about how a pickup truck-driving guy from rural Illinois became an advocate for Dutch cycling, safer streets, and electric-assist cargo bikes.

Rolling into Resilience w/ Professor Billy Fields

In this week's episode, John connects with Dr. Billy Fields, Associate Professor of Political Science at Texas State University. The discussion addresses the freedom that comes from mobility choice, the progress being made in San Marcos, and the annual study abroad program he leads to The Netherlands. We also talk about his newly released book, Adaptation Urbanism and Resilient Communities: Transforming Streets to Address Climate Change published by Routledge.

Ride Every Street w/ David Nuttall

In this episode, John interviews Huntsville, Alabama-based cartographer and artist David Nuttall about his recent adventure riding every street in his sprawling, hilly city and the profound things he learned about the place he's called home for the past several decades and about himself.

Engaging the Community w/ Ghisallo's Briana Cohen

Briana serves as the Ghisallo Cycling Initiative's Austin Lead and Community Educator. John and Briana discuss the many engaging activation programs and services this beloved non-profit is providing within the Austin and San Antonio communities. She also serves on the Bicycle Advisory Council for the City of Austin.

Accelerating Austin Active Mobility w/ Council Member Paige Ellis

In this episode, John welcomes Austin's District 8, City Council Member, Paige Ellis onto the Podcast. They talk about her biggest learnings from a 2019 PeopleForBikes study tour to The Netherlands, some recent infrastructure improvements in the city, a game-changing mobility bond she co-sponsored which passed overwhelmingly in the November election, as well as the Interstate 35 expansion challenge.

KC: A City of Opportunity w/ Laura Steele & Michael Kelley from BikeWalkKC

Kansas City, Missouri is really not anybody's shortlist of most walkable and bike-friendly cities in North America, but as you'll learn from Laura and Michael the opportunities abound as BikeWalkKC, the City, and the surrounding communities strive to transform into a healthier, more vibrant, and people-oriented region.

A Big Jump for Bikes in the Big Easy w/ Dan Favre & Jennifer Ruley

In this episode, we head down to New Orleans for a bike network progress update from Jennifer, who works with the city, and Dan, who leads Bike Easy. The NOLA story is most definitely one of perseverance, collaboration, and commitment to transformation.

Inspired by Cities w/ Zach Vanderkooy

John is joined this week by a bicycle advocacy study tour organizer extraordinaire, Zach Vanderkooy with Inspired by Cities, a Boulder, Colorado-based firm specializing in experiential learning through group travel.

A Bicycle Policy Briefing w/ Ken McLeod

In this episode, John connects with Ken McLeod, Policy Director at the League of American Bicyclists for an in-depth discussion about the current federal, state, and local active mobility policy landscape in the United States.

Cycling in Paris: Past & Present w/ Mark Cramer

In this special mid-week episode, John connects long-distance with Mark Cramer, who is an American living in the Paris, France area. Mark is also the author of the book Old Man on a Green Bike: Chronicles of a Self-Serving Environmentalist and they talk about how to encourage more people of all ages to ride more often.

Active Mobility Momentum is Building in Memphis w/ Nicholas Oyler

In this episode, John and Nick, who is the Bikeway & Pedestrian Program Manager for the City of Memphis, TN, discuss the big strides that the city has made in building out its high comfort bike network over the past 10 years and the role that tactical urbanism is playing in advancing the effort to create safer streets.

Ignite Your Life w/ Fireman Rob

In this special bonus episode, an Activity Ambassador profile, John interviews Rob Verhelst from Madison, Wisconsin, who is also known as Fireman Rob.

Promoting Biking & Walking in Provo w/ Austin Taylor

College towns tend to have higher rates of people walking and biking than the typical city with no university and Provo, Utah, which is home to the main campus of BYU is no exception. In this episode, John checks in with the newly appointed Executive Director of BikeWalk Provo, Austin Taylor.

Magic Hand of the Bike in Dutch Transit Success w/ Roland Kager

Join us for a fascinating conversation with the Bike Train Guru of The Netherlands, Roland Kager with the consulting firm Studio Bereikbaar

Fight for Our Lives w/ Doug Gordon

In this episode, we head back to NYC to catch up with Doug "Mr. BrooklynSpoke" Gordon, one of three co-hosts of The War on Cars Podcast, for a conversation about the battle to create safer streets and more livable communities for everyone.

Deep Freeze in the Heart of Texas

In this shortie, John checks in after finally getting power, heat, and internet service restored after the big winter storm of 2021 thumped Austin big time.

Shifting Lanes to Support Activity w/ Ryan Hale

Northwest Arkansas has transformed itself into a Mountain Biking destination and in the process stimulated their economy and a culture of activity. In this week's episode, we talk about this amazing development with Ryan Hale, founder of Laneshift, a consulting firm in Bentonville focussed on helping other communities become more bicycle-friendly places.

Safer Streets Research w/ Wes Marshall

University of Colorado Denver Professor Dr. Wes Marshall joins John for a fun and fascinating discussion about some of his safer streets research that he and his students have conducted over the past decade.

A Plain Bike Revolution w/ Erin Riediger

In this episode, John and Erin dive deep into the details of how and why there's a surprising Dutch bike culture bomb exploding in the prairie city of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Restorative Natural Areas w/ Katherine Howard & Jo Fitzgibbons

In this episode, we head back up to the province of British Columbia, Canada for a conversation about Restorative Natural Areas with Vancouver-based Katherine Howard and Jo Fitzgibbons

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