Bike Advocacy Evolves



Money Talks: Truck sideguards are proven to save lives; the League of American Bicyclists’ Deputy Executive Director Caron Whitaker tells cohost Taylor Nichols how the USDOT chose the trucking industry over lives. 


Advocacy Roots: A recent Bike Talk forum covered the past, present, and future of Bike Advocacy in Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Ecovillage. Ecovillagers began the Bike Kitchen, LA County Bike Coalition (now BikeLA), and CicLAvia. This clip features Executive Director of LA Walks and candidate for California Assembly, John Yi; the ED of BikeLA, Eli Akira Kaufman; the founder of the Bicycle Kitchen, Jimmy Lizama; and Biking Attorney Josh Cohen. 

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Getting There: A New York City project asked people who use bikes and other small wheeled devices what they use them for and how infrastructure affects their motivations and needs. The project also recruited over three dozen volunteers to ride every block of every designated bike lane on the official New York City Bike Map to better understand the issues riders face when navigating the existing infrastructure. Streetopia Upper West Side blogger Carl Mahaney reports back to cohosts Taylor and Lindsay.


Charging ahead:  Qualifying applicants to the California Air Resources Board (CARB)e-bike incentives pilot program will get a voucher of up to $1,000 for a regular e-bike and up to $1,750 for a cargo or adaptive e-bike.  The California Bicycle Coalition is advocating for additional funding so the program can continue past this year’s pilot. Calbike Policy Director Jared Sanchez tells cohost Don Ward all about it.

Editing by Taylor Nichols, Kevin Burton and Mitchell Bove.

Closing Song, “Bike,” by Mal Webb.

Interstitial music, “Just Moving,” by Don Ward.

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