Intro: Seamus and Don at the San Fernando Valley CicLAvia
Counsel: Los Angeles’ City Council District 4 Councilmember Nithya Raman at CicLAvia on biking, the need to get people out of cars, and what can get the LA City Council to implement the City’s mobility plan. With Seamus Garrity.
Beautiful day: Metrics of success at CicLAvia in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, with Tafarai Bayne, CicLAvia’s Chief Strategist. By Seamus Garrity.
Origin story: How a volcano may have inspired the invention of the bicycle, with Lindsay Sturman and Seamus Garrity.
Culture: Although France is thought of, rightly, as surpassing countries like the U.S. in bike and safe streets infrastructure, rural roads can be unsafe for cyclists. Recovering engineer Charles Marohn and Beate Kubitz, a new resident of Feuilla, France, discuss the need to create cycling culture in rural areas.
911: A state of emergency has been declared in Carlsbad, California because of rising cyclist deaths. Taylor Nichols discusses the issue with Del Mar Times reporter Luke Harold and San Diego Bicycle Coalition Advocacy Director Will Rhatigan. www.delmartimes.net/news/story/2022…cycle-accidents
Visualize it: The U.S. Department of Transportation has released new charts showing the cities with most and least traffic fatalities per capita, a departure from the USDOT’s more car-centric metric of traffic deaths per vehicle mile travelled. Streetsblog USA Editor Kea Wilson unpacks the data. twitter.com/streetsblogkea/stat…1623753663863717889
Editing by Kevin Burton.
Closing Song, “Bike,” by Mal Webb.
Interstitial music, “Just Moving,” by Don Ward.
Visit BikeTalk.org to be involved.