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They Went Thataway
33 minutes | 3 months ago
Recharging your Commute: The Power of E-Bikes
As a pandemic-friendly activity, e-bike sales have accelerated in the Denver region, but will this battery-powered boom last? Our host Bret Saunders talks with Will Toor, Executive Director at the Colorado Energy Office, about the emerging “transportation electrification” of our world. From reduced pollution, increased portability, and sweat-less rides, there’s a lot to like about e-bikes. The question is: How do we make them accessible to all? Enter Can Do Colorado’s e-bike pilot program that supplied e-Bikes to essential workers in the Denver metro region. Hear from Adam Williams of SloHi Bike Company who played a key role in the e-bike pilot program and from a program participant who relies on his e-bike to get him around town.
28 minutes | 3 months ago
Do Happy Cities Make Happy People?
Our host Bret Saunders speaks with Dr. Robin Mazumder, an urban neuroscientist, about the psychological impacts of urban design. Leveraging wearable technology, virtual reality and a distinguished background in mental health, Dr. Mazumder examines how a city’s design can make its citizens happier. Later, Andrew Iltis of the Downtown Denver Partnership profiles the 5280 Trail, a five-mile connective path around our urban core of downtown Denver. Download and subscribe to They Went Thata Way to hear stories of innovation and inspiration for the challenges that commuters face.
20 minutes | 3 months ago
Just Like Riding a Bike
Our host Bret Saunders speaks with Jack Todd from Bicycle Colorado to debunk some common cycling myths, offer up outstanding bike commuting tips and promote a couple of free local programs to help people learn (or remember) how to ride a bike! Later, Deirdre Moynihan from Ride the Rockies tells Bret a fascinating story about a group of local Somali women that came up with some inventive solutions to riding a bike with a hijab. Download and subscribe to They Went Thata Way to hear stories of innovation and inspiration for the challenges that commuters face.
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