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.
The amazing culture of activity transformation that has been underway in the Northwest Arkansas region over the past couple of decades is an encouraging narrative that serves as a testament to what is possible and we believe it is truly an inspiring story for other cities across North America and around the world.
Ryan Hale has been in the middle of this community evolution over the past couple of decades and provides a fascinating view of the process and how the region continues to strive for additional active mobility improvements.
Additional Helpful Links:
The landing page for this episode on the Active Towns website for more photos and content
Ryan's firm: Laneshift
The Walton Family Foundation
Soderquist Leadership Center which was rebranded as Milestone Leadership in 2018
A story about the Denmark Study Tour - Walton Family Foundation
A story about the Denmark Study Tour - in the local news
Another story about the Denmark Study Tour - in the local news
The Lebron James Interview about Bicycles
NWA Mtn Biking OZ Trails
Bike NWA - Local Non-Profit
NWA Best Trails in the Nation
Boulder Valmont Bike Park
Walton Family Foundation/PeopleForBikes Economic Impact Study
National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA)
Audio Production by Active Towns
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