Latest Episode

  • Pedalpalooza

    The Bicycle Film Festival in the Berkshires, with local organizers Nick Russo and Alison McGee. Also, Olympic mountain bike champion Lea Davison on her film “You Can’t Do it Alone” on coming out and the Unbound gravel race. 

    What’s Pedalpalooza? A festival of bike fun in Portland, 20 year volunteer organizer Megan Sinott explains.

    Cyclists’ Personal Injury Attorney Jim Pocrass on the problem of hit and runs.

    Taylor asks Chris Bruntlett, coauthor of Curbing Traffic and Building the Cycling City, “how did the Netherlands get so bike friendly?” 

    Stacey’s bike thought.

  • Families for Safe Streets

    NY Governor Hochul’s abrupt and catastrophic turnaround on congestion pricing leaves people who live in NYC with all the costs of cut-through traffic, and none of the money that would have funded transportation. Taylor, Nick and Anne Marie talk with journalist Charles Komanoff and Transportation Alternatives Communications Director Alexa Sledge.

    Taylor talks with Families for Safe Streets members who confront the preventable epidemic of traffic violence by advocating for life-saving changes and providing support to those who have been impacted by crashes. With Laura Fredricks, Jay Hightman, Lindsay Caron, and Grandma Beverly Shelton.

    Stacey’s Bike Thought
  • The Art of Cycling

    Voices from the West Hollywood Pride Ride.

    Can a victim of hit and run sue for PTSD? Los Angeles cyclist Aaron Lipstadt consults Jim Pocrass, a personal injury attorney specializing in bikes.

    The Art of Cycling: Philosophy, Meaning, and a Life on Two Wheels, by James Hibbard, is about Western philosophy and the limits of rational thinking, being on track for the Olympics, and doping in elite sport.

    Voices from a kids’ Bike Rodeo by Safe Routes To Schools in the town of Worthington, Massachusetts.

    Stacey’s Bike Thought
  • Killed by a Traffic Engineer

    Taylor’s European bike interviews: Rome “didn’t get the memo” on safe streets for bicyclists, while Barcelona’s Superblocks are awesome as advertised.

    Wes Marshall shatters the delusion that science underlies our transportation system in a new book, “Killed by a Traffic Engineer.”

    Seattle gets its first protected, “Dutch-style” intersection; Winnipeg doesn’t. Boardmember of Seattle Neighborhood Greenways and co-leader of Queen Anne Greenways Mark Ostrow talks about Seattle bike advocacy’s long game with Winnipeg Bike Mayor and Board Director of Bike Winnipeg Patty Wiens.

    Stacey’s bike thought
  • Ride For Your Life

    Revolutionaries Jimmy Lizama, Meg Wachter, and AnneMarie Drolet at the Ride of Silence in Los Angeles.

    A Great Tree Ride for Bike Week in Northampton, Mass. with All Bodies on Bikes’ Jacob Sheppard-Saidel, All Out Adventures’ Karen Foster, and Friends of Northampton Trails’ Elana Huisman.

    Bike Touring in the U.S.A with Adventure Cycling Tours Operations Specialist Corbett Hall.

    Taking on California’s Active Transportation Program Cuts in Sacramento with Jeanine Ward-Waller, Director of Transportation Advocacy at Fearless Advocacy.

    A dawning awareness of deadly drivers in San Diego, with Brittany Bailey.

    Pasadena’s Bike Month, with Day One’s Colin Bogart, Active Transportation Director of Day One Pasadena, and Jonah Kanner of the Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition.
  • Trail Angels

    Part time Bike/Bus only lanes are a suggestion not taken in Los Angeles, as shown in a video by Streets For All Founder Michael Schneider. Michael talks with Miriam Pinski, PhD, Transportation Researcher at Shared-Use Mobility Center, about why and what can be done.  

    Christina Uss, the author of “The Adventures of A Girl Called Bicycle,” “A Few Bicycles More,” “The Colossus of Roads,” and other children’s books spins tales and fills tires at an Easthampton, Massachusetts library. 

    Dwan Dandridge, CEO of Black Leaders Detroit, on his Ride For Equity

    Northampton’s Bike Week activities, as told to Pedal Person Ruthy Woodring at Pedal Lab in Northampton, Massachusetts, by Karl Ahrendsen. 

    Rafael Hernandez on Trash Panda’s Los Angeles Cycling Calendar’s events for Bike Month in Los Angeles. 

    NYC’s congestion pricing has set the stage for pedestrian and bike advocates’ dreams to become real, including an east-west protected bike path on 72nd street, protected paths on 3rd Avenue to East Harlem and Broadway to Union Square, and a pedestrian-safer Canal street. The plans are in a recent NYC Department Of Transportation Report, “Connecting To The Core,” and put in context here by Transportation Alternatives’ Communications Director Alexa Sledge.  

    Stacey’s Bike Thought

  • We Belong

    “America’s Bike Mayor” John Bauters, former Mayor of Emeryville, California, weighs in on whether a bad bike lane is better than none, designing a city for bikes, and running (as a cyclist) for Alameda County Supervisor.

    Sports journalist Joe Lindsey breaks down the beauty of bike racing and explains why this season’s Grand Tours may be the most exciting in years. 

    Jacob Sheppard-Saidel’s “Bike Commuting 101” workshop as part of Bike Month in Northampton, Massachusetts aims to increase access to biking. With a comment by Howard Moore on his conversion to bike commuting, on a dare.

    Stacey’s Bike Thought

  • Handlebar Bias

    Roberto’s Boston Rideout.

    What anti cyclist harassment ordinances can do for you, according to bike lawyer Jim Pocrass. 

    Streets For All Founder Michael Schneider addresses a radio rant about his win for Healthy Streets in Los Angeles.

    How to turn a bike ride into a workout, by Amanda Loudin

    Bike Month in the Bay Area and a call to save the bike path on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge with Bike East Bay Advocacy Director Robert Prinz. 

    Stacey’s Bike Thought
  • Motonormativity

    A wheelbuilding chat.

    An interview from the California Bike Summit with Kendra Ramsey, California Bicycle Coalition Executive Director.

    Vehicular Cyclist and League Certified Instructor Jim Baross on learning to ride like a vehicle when safe infrastructure doesn’t exist.

    Emma Mellonee of the Active Transportation Research Center on what they’re doing for bikes in California. 

    Laura’s Colnago.

    A discussion of the harrassment of cyclists by drivers and “motonormativity” research sparked by a social media helmet cam video. With Madeleine Bonsma-Fisher, University of Toronto Data Sciences Institute postdoc and Bike Ottawa board member. 

    A London Cycling Campaign survey asks, “why don’t more women cycle?” Kate Bartlett of the London Cycling Campaign, which did the survey, talks with Taylor Nichols and Cathy Tuttle, Bike Loud PDX activist and author of Women Really Need to Talk About Taking Back Our Streets in Portland and Beyond in Momentum Magazine. 

    Frequent Bike Talk contributor and President of Motown TrailBlazerz bike club in Detroit Reo Ramsey joins Todd Scott, Executive Director of the Detroit Greenways Coalition, to talk about the rides they’re planning for Bike Month. 

    Stacey’s Bike Thought
  • Trailblaze

    Reimagining streets on Willoughby in West Hollywood California and W. 72nd on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, with PhD Transportation Researcher Miriam Pinski and Carl Mahaney, Director of StreetopiaUWS.

    Listener Email: Dan Murphy on hi-viz clothing: a low cost safety measure, or victim blaming?

    The Great American Rail Trail, the nation’s first cross-country multiuse trail, will stretch more than 3,700 miles between Washington, D.C., and Washington State. Powell County, Montana Planning Director Amanda Cooley and Kevin Belle, Project Manager at Rails to Trails Conservancy, tell Taylor Nichols all about it.

    Re:ciclos is a program which aims to create wider access to cargo bicycle technology and empowerment of youth in black and brown communities by exposure to fabrication, mechanics, advocacy, outreach, and community. Re:ciclos founder Jimmy Lizama talks with Ava Maria.

    Stacey’s Bike Thought