Intro: Nick, Seamus, and Taylor introduce San Franciscan Luke Bornheimer, who recently started the slow streets resources website at www.slowstreets.us/. Also, Seamus’ celebrity encounter with Mayor John Bauters.
Active TO: The longest street in the world, Yonge Street in Toronto, Canada, has a world class complete street portion that was made permanent on February 8. Yonge 4 All spokesperson Robin Richardson tells Bike Talk guest host Madeleine Bonsma-Fisher why they won. www.yonge4all.ca/
Inactivated: Stanley Park Drive’s great protected lane in Vancouver, Canada will be removed due to demands for two lanes of car traffic in the city’s world class Stanley Park. Lucy Mahoney tells the story.
Representing: Pittsfield, Massachusetts’ pilot protected bike lane came up for a vote on Valentine’s Day. 90 year old Barbara Mahoney used her own example as a user of the calmed street to support the project.
No Choice: Walk Bike Berkeley is asking Berkeley, California to prioritize kids over cars by making Hopkins a complete street. Karen Parolek and Ben Gerhardstein fill us in.
Connected: The intersection of housing and active transportation infrastructure by LA Times journalist Liam Dillon in an interview with cohost Seamus Garrity.
Editing by Kevin Burton.
Closing Song, “Bike,” by Mal Webb.
Interstitial music, “Just Moving,” by Don Ward.
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