In this episode, I reconnect with
Dr. Meredith Glaser, Director of the University of Amsterdam’s Urban Cycling Institute

We discuss among other fun things, what raising kids as ex-pat parents in The Netherlands, touching upon freedom of mobility for children there, her recent dissertation defense/research, and end with some exciting new education opportunities being developed at the University and Institute, including a Master’s in Cycling as a joint program with two other universities.

Video version of this episode

In this episode, I reconnect with Meredith Glaser, Director of the Urban Cycling Institute w/ the University of Amsterdam. She provides an update on what life’s been like living in The Netherlands through a pandemic as both an ex-pat and a parent. We reflect a bit on the impact of study tours and some of the other initiatives of the Institute. She also describes some of the new course study opportunities she’s involved with that will be coming online soon on Coursera and also a new joint Master’s degree program.

Helpful Links (note that some may include affiliate links to help me support the channel):
– Urban Cycling Institute
– Urban Cycling Institute YouTube Channel
– University of Amsterdam profile
– My first interview w/ Dr. Glaser
– Coursera Unraveling the Cycling City
– Coursera – Cycling Futures
– University of Amsterdam Planning the Cycling City Summer Course
– My short Dutch joy ride video
– My Dutch Cycle Network Study Tour video
– Austin’s Mayor Steve Adler and Jim Wick w/ MoveATX discussing Final Mile Prg

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Resources used during the production of this episode:
– My awesome recording platform is Ecamm
– Adobe Creative Cloud Suite

Studio Equipment:
– Main MIcrophone Sennheiser Pro Audio MKH416-P48U3
– Rode RODECaster Pro Podcast Production Studio
– Additional 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

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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”.

My Active Towns suite of channels feature my original video and audio content and reflections, including a selection of podcast episodes and short films profiling the positive and inspiring efforts happening around the world as I am able to experience and document them.

Thanks for tuning in, I hope you find this content helpful.

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