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I am asked all the time by listeners and viewers of this podcast, ‘how can I make a difference and effect change in my community?’ My answer is to engage with your neighbors, find a kindred spirit or two, speak up, and use these lessons from Megan Ramey to help guide you.
She and I talk about her journey to Hood River and her assuming the role of “safer streets advocate” and embracing the “crazy bike lady” moniker.
She has helped lead the effort to bring several safer and more vibrant street initiatives to Hood River, including:
– School Streets
– Bike Train (riding with kids to school)
– Open Streets
– Vision Zero
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Helpful Links (note that some may include affiliate links to help me support the channel):
– Urban Arrow e-assist cargo bikes
– Megan’s Bikabout website
– Bikabout Tucson profile
– May Street Walk & Roll Insta Account
– May Street Walk & Roll Facebook Page
– Chuck Marohn and Strong Towns
– Book – Strong Towns: A bottom-Up Revolution to Build American Prosperity
– Book – Confessions of a Recovering Engineer: Transportation for a Strong Town
– Preston Tyree (featured in this recent bike study tour ride)
– Jonathan Fertig video podcast episode
Resources used during the production of this episode:
– My awesome recording platform is Ecamm
– Adobe Creative Cloud Suite
– Microphone – Shure MV7
– Camera – Sony ZV-E10 (currently sold out)
– Lens – Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens
– Elgato Cam Link 4k
– Elgato Streamdeck XL*
– Elgato Streamdeck (*you may not need the XL)
Editing Computer System:
– Apple MacBook Pro 16″ 2021 M1 Pro
– LG 34WP88C-B 34-inch Curved 21:9 UltraWide QHD (3440×1440) IPS Display with Ergo Stand
All video, audio, and music production by me, John Simmerman
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Hi Everyone, my name is John Simmerman. I’m a health promotion professional with over 30 years of experience and my area of concentration has evolved into a specialization of how the built environment influences human behavior related to active living and especially active mobility.
In 2012 I launched the non-profit Advocates for Healthy Communities as an effort to help promote and create healthy, active places.
Since that time I’ve been exploring, documenting, and profiling established, emerging, and aspiring Active Towns wherever they might be, in order to produce high-quality multimedia content to help inspire the creation of more safe and inviting, environments that promote a “Culture of Activity” for “All Ages & Abilities”.
This is one of my personal Active Towns channels and it features my original podcast episodes: conversations, and personal reflections profiling the positive and inspiring efforts happening around the world as I am able to experience and document them. Click here to access my YouTube Channel for my video content
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