In this episode, John catches up with Jason Slaughter the creative genius behind the phenomenal Not Just Bikes YouTube Channel

Jason shares what led him to become interested in urbanism and active mobility, how he and his family came to live in Amsterdam, and why he decided to launch the channel.

Show Notes:

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would that be?

As you’ll learn from this episode, that’s precisely the question Jason Slaughter and his wife pondered when they became disillusioned with the overly car-centric design of the Toronto, Ontario, Canada area. With the stakes high, they did their research, relied upon their vast travel experience, and did several “trial-stays” in the finalist cities.

Once the decision had been made and Amsterdam was their new home, they were continually asked by friends, family, and even new acquaintances – Why move from Canada to The Netherlands?

In an attempt to answer these questions, Jason decided to do a little “show and tell” in the form of short videos, and thus Not Just Bikes was born first on the Twitter platform and then he migrated the effort to its natural home on YouTube, where it has just exploded in popularity.

Additional Helpful Links:

A video version of this Episode on the Active Towns YouTube Channel

Not Just Bikes YouTube Channel and the NJB Live Channel

Not Just Bikes Patreon – support Jason and the Channel!

Not Just Bikes Videos Mentioned

Jason mentioned a YouTuber who produces videos about driving in The Netherlands – his name is Kerleem Shaw and here’s his channel

CNU – Congress for the New Urbanism

Show Credits:

Audio Production by Active Towns

A not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping communities create a Culture of Activity.

Creative Commons License: Attributions Non-Commercial No Derivatives 2021

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Music: Various Logic Pro X mixes by John