EPISODE 118, SEASON 3:
In this episode, I connect with
Kathryn King, Urban Mobility Manager for the New Zealand Transport Agency

We discuss how she got interested in this work, her time living in The Netherlands, launching her career in active transportation in London, transitioning back home to Auckland to work for the city in the launch of their bike network build-out, and her new role at the national level trying to break down barriers to make more streets for people and encourage more people to adopt sustainable, active mobility modes.
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After living in The Netherlands, Japan, and London, England, Kathryn King returned home to Auckland, New Zealand to help transform the environment by creating more Streets For People as the Urban Mobility Manager for the New Zealand Transport Agency.

Helpful Links (note that some may include affiliate links to help me support the channel):
– Streets For People Program
– Streets For People Video – profiled in the episode
– Ngā Haerenga New Zealand Cycle Trails Network – we didn’t get to talk about this but wanted to
– Eindhoven Hovenring
– Eindhoven Silly Walk Bicycle Tunnel

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Adobe Creative Cloud Suite

Studio Equipment:
– 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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Background:
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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