Bill Brodegard joins me in Episode 11 to share how his family’s “bike year” is going. Last spring they sold their car and committed to the adventure of a car-free lifestyle for one year. He talks about what he has discovered through the project, whether they will continue once the year ends, and his theory about how life is like slicing tomatoes.
Rachel Jonat, founder of the Minimalist Mom blog, joins me for Episode 10. We chat about her experience with active transportation in very different locations: Vancouver, on the Isle of Man, and now in small town British Columbia. She illuminates the unexpected benefits of cycling in a smaller city and the ways in which active transportation is supported differently there.
Dave Cohen, the founder of Vbike, joins me for Episode 9. We have a wide ranging discussion that covers Vbike’s origins and role in the community, how electric bikes can help mitigate for poor infrastructure, the dangers of automobilism, and how biking can engage our senses and create a deeper sense of connection to the world around us.
Lindsay Bayley is a planner for the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. She joins me on the show to talk about how she became car-free, how parking policies affect livability, and how to get involved at the local level to support active transportation policies.