Latest Episode

  • Santa Comes By Bike

    Colin Jost on his outrageous bike habit, with Seth Meyers.
    6:11

    Santa Monica Mayor Gleam Davis leaves office with a wish for Santa Monica to be the bike capital of the world. 8:25

    momentummag.com/santa-monica-want…ning-new-project/

    Sarah Risser’s online poll showed most respondents don’t feel Portland needs to apologize for installing bike lanes without community input. The lane was removed anyway. 21:37

    bikeportland.org/2023/12/12/portl…e-removal-382441

    Milwaukee’s Santa Cycle Rampage reportback with Wisconsin Bike Federation Assistant Director Jake Newborn.
    29:49

    Maryland’s “Come By Bike Farm” is so named because of how its farmer, Vincent Hedger, gets there.
    41:58

  • Safe Passage Zealots

    Fox News supports speeding.
    3:50

    The legality of riding on the sidewalk with Jim Pocrass, personal injury attorney.
    6:01

    A bike lane ripped out for unproven EV charging technology on a Michigan street, no community input required. With Detroit Greenways Coalition Todd Scott and Stacey Randecker.
    11:25

    Cycling fallacies debunked with Tim Lennon, Secretary for the Cycling Embassy of Great Britain. cyclingfallacies.com/en/
    19:00

    A repost of an interview with the author of “Two Wheels Good: The History and Mystery of the Bicycle,” Jody Rosen.
    32:13
  • Wheels Up

    Los Angeles Bikeshare mechanic AnneMarie Drolet on biking in the winter and the Gender Expansive ride.
    2:35 on.soundcloud.com/fzidN

    The author of the OC Register article, “Sorry, urbanists, but bicycles will never save the planet,” Steven Greenhut, explains his perspective to Streetsblog LA Editor Joe Linton and Bike Talk cohost Taylor Nichols. www.ocregister.com/2023/11/10/sorr…ave-the-planet/
    7:19 on.soundcloud.com/o42Av

    Minneapolis’ Midtown Greenway is an alternative transportation corridor that features a 5.5 mile biking and walking trail. It is the busiest bikeway in Minnesota. Executive Director of the Midtown Greenway Coalition Soren Jensen talks about the Greenway and the propensity of people in Minneapolis to ride it in winter, with Taylor Nichols.
    35:30 on.soundcloud.com/cdah2

  • Bike Love

    What to do in a bike crash, with LA Personal Injury Attorney Jim Pocrass.
    5:18 on.soundcloud.com/GGpRF

    Livable Communities: bikes, transit, and housing. Liveable Communities Initiative founder Lindsay Sturman and Taylor Nichols.
    11:09 on.soundcloud.com/EBHBN

    “Hating Bike Lanes is not a Winning Strategy,” writes Massachusetts Streetsblogger Christian MilNeil of fall elections in Massachusetts. mass.streetsblog.org/2023/11/13/the…toral-strategy.
    36:58 on.soundcloud.com/tLpe5
  • Making Spaces

    Shabazz Stuart, CEO of Oonee, on making bike storage ubiquitous and free. Also, how the ebike registration bill being pushed by members of the NYC Council will cause racial profiling and disincentivize biking.
    2:27 on.soundcloud.com/1iZPY

    The Massachusetts Central Rail Trail was the focus of this year’s Golden Spike Conference. Conference organizer Craig De La Penna recreates a breakout session on how to get leaders to recognize the worth of a 104 mile bike/pedestrian trail across Massachusetts. With Norwottuck Network board members Glenn Pransky and Sharline Abulime, and Friends of Northampton Trails President George Kohout.
    24:30 on.soundcloud.com/rV6cy

    The Northampton Cyclocross race split with UCI over the world cycling body’s transgender policy, but it’s still a great event. Interviews with young riders as well as Tom Hoogendyk and Adam Myerson.
    39:19 on.soundcloud.com/JjZfE
  • Cars and the Rest of Us

    NY State Senate considers one bill to install governors in the cars of people who speed, and another to tax vehicles by weight. Amy Cohen of Families for Safe Streets, which sponsors the bills, weighs in with Lindsay Sturman.
    3:20 on.soundcloud.com/ZtrP6

    How to increase bike mode share, with Brett Atencio Thomas, Active Transportation Coordinator with the city of Costa Mesa, California. Also with Lindsay.
    12:43 on.soundcloud.com/mWbGZ

    The Republic of Drivers: A Cultural History of Automobility in America. By Cotten Seiler, in conversation with Taylor Nichols.
    32:11 on.soundcloud.com/ExeKj
  • Xings

    Cohosts Taylor, Nick and Lindsay discuss a study that finds bicyclists are better people than drivers. jalopnik.com/study-finds-cyclis…drivers-1850964103

    Sounds from Arroyo Fest, in which the 110 Freeway was closed to cars for a day.
    6:36 on.soundcloud.com/Fdy7j

    Ongoing negotiations with Vancouver’s anti-bike lane City Council, and the false equivalency of distracted driving with distracted walking, with Lucy Maloney.
    10:23 on.soundcloud.com/WJ4ux

    A Chicago Critical Mass reportback from the creator of “Captain Jack Sharrow,” Rick Rosales.
    21:23 on.soundcloud.com/Dsske

    Taylor interviews Ben Goldfarb on his book “Crossings-How Road Ecology is Shaping the Future of Our Planet.”
    29:57 on.soundcloud.com/XLKYE

    Can you take the sidewalk when your bike lane is blocked? A Northampton rider asks, and City Council Vice President Karen Foster answers.
    43:53 on.soundcloud.com/hdjtM

    A bike thought from Stacey.
    49:39 on.soundcloud.com/zGxvX
  • Speed

    Malibu’s deadly main road, Pacific Coast Highway (“PCH”), needs an overhaul. Damian Kevitt, Founder of Streets Are For Everyone, makes the case.
    1:27 on.soundcloud.com/41h2d

    California’s new speed camera legislation explained by David Sforza, Principal Consultant of the California State Assembly Transportation Committee. 
    5:39 on.soundcloud.com/XVc5G

    US pedestrian deaths are soaring. Is it time to ban right turns on red lights? US Guardian writer Matthew Cantor, with Taylor Nichols.
    9:54 on.soundcloud.com/gQcyM

    How to educate drivers about distracted Driving. With Emily Stein, Executive Director of Safe Roads Alliance.
    20:02 on.soundcloud.com/4hNeF

    A human crosswalk in front of Dodger Stadium, with Anne Marie Drolet, Tactical Urbanist.
    26:00 on.soundcloud.com/Kxjeq

    Bicyclist and City Manager for San Luis Obispo Derek Johnson, with Lindsay Sturman.
    36:04 on.soundcloud.com/ZQgRW
  • Centered

    On Bike Advocacy with Detroit Greenways Coalition Executive Director Todd Scott, Santa Monica Spoke Director Cynthia Rose, and cohosts Nick, Lindsay, Taylor, and Seamus.

    Michael Schneider on Healthy Streets Los Angeles, converting a freeway to a park, and how Streets For All advocates for bike friendly politicians.
    15:10 on.soundcloud.com/NeMZe

    On the study showing women have lower rates of cancer in walkable (bikeable) neighborhoods with Guardian US writer Aliya Uteuova and Taylor Nichols.
    31:44 on.soundcloud.com/XsrZ7

    San Francisco MTA Director of Sustainable Streets Tom Maguire on the controversial center-running bike lane on Valencia Street. With Seamus Garrity.
    42:51 on.soundcloud.com/WeFFt
  • Perfect and Good

    Fight the Power: NYC’s Transportation Alternatives tries to build safe streets infrastructure despite a hostile Mayoral administration. With Alexa Sledge.

    Staying the Course: SF bike activists Robin Pam, Amandeep Jawa, and Sara Barz still support a center-running bike lane on Valencia Street in San Francisco.
    7:09 on.soundcloud.com/fTdsf

    Not So Fast: Stacey Randecker and Luke Bornheimer reprise their perspective on Valencia Street’s center-running bike lane.
    24:02 on.soundcloud.com/g5dt4

    Trails Friend: Friends of the Northampton Trails President George Kohout reports from Northampton, Massachusetts, where bike advocacy has local government on its side.
    33:48 on.soundcloud.com/ZRLYj

    Critical Mass: too annoying to drivers, or just right? With Patty Wiens.
    45:52 on.soundcloud.com/XYXa9

    Honored: Eli Akira-Kaufman, Executive Director of Bike LA, describes the importance and fun of Bike Fest, California Assemblymember and candidate for the U.S. Congress Laura Friedman relays her transportation priorities, and Terence Heuston relates the long road to upgrading bike lanes on iconic Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles.
    50:35 on.soundcloud.com/Ezq4q