63 minutes | Feb 26, 2021

Fight for Our Lives w/ Doug Gordon

Show Notes:You can pretty much count on it - anytime there's a proposal to install a bike lane or pedestrian crossing that might inconvenience or slow down motor vehicle traffic in any amount, no matter how small, there's a chorus of screams from a vocal minority of haters that this is clearly evidence of a vicious "A War on Cars" most likely being waged upon an unsuspecting and helpless public by the "All-Powerful Bicycle Lobby". It would be such silly laughable bluster if it wasn't so important and serious that we take immediate strides in this fight to create safer more vibrant environments for everyone, including our most vulnerable roadway users, those walking, cycling, in wheelchairs, or even on scooters.So in typical "tongue-in-cheek" New York style, when Doug and his co-hosts, Aaron Naparstek and Sarah Goodyear decided to launch a podcast, The War on Cars was a natural moniker to poke fun at the ridiculous rhetoric.John and Doug dive "deep into the weeds" that these challenges represent, the progress being made, and how advocates make an impact in their own communities.Additional & Helpful Links: Landing Page for this Episode - access to photos and other fun stuffThe War of Cars PodcastBrooklyn Spoke MediaDoug's Twitter Account - BrooklynSpoke and the original blogThe New Republic article by Doug about changes to our streets due to the pandemicA recent The Daily News opinion piece by Doug about stopping the carnage on our streetsTransportation Alternatives - Streets for People organizationStreetsblog StreetfilmsBrooklyn Bridge bike lane storyOakland Slow Streets and Essential Places ProgramSlower Speeds article, AAA-CO StudyAARP Livable Communities ProgramStreetfight book by Janette Sadik-KhanDesigning for "All Ages & Abilities" - NACTO Guide Protected bike lanes/facilities via NACTO and from City of AustinHow the Dutch handle the snow on cycle tracks and bridgesWoom bikes episode Induced Demand - definitionParis transformations articleActive Towns Paris profile videoVision Zero NYC and the National Network Families for Safe Streets CitibikeTactical UrbanismNYC Summer StreetsShow Credits: Audio Production by Active TownsA not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping communities create a Culture of Activity.Creative Commons License: Attributions Non-Commercial No Derivatives 2021Please consider supporting the Active Towns Podcast by making a donation or becoming PatronTo sign up for our monthly newsletter, scroll down to the form at bottom of our home pageBe sure to check out our video podcasts on our YouTube ChannelYou can reach John Simmerman by email at john@activetowns.org Music: Various Logic Pro X mixes by John★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
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