EPISODE 122, SEASON 3:
In this episode, I connect with
Dave Edwards, COO of the Toronto, Canada bike delivery company, nrbi.co

We discuss his journey from an occasional recreational cyclist to a passionate advocate for everyday utilitarian riding and part-owner of an electric cargo bike delivery company.
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Cargo bikes are not new, but with advancements in electric-assist technologies, they are fast becoming a common feature for smartly dressed folks out on the town, for DIY types at the hardware store, for parents doing the school run, and increasingly for the delivery of your next order from the store across town or from a global online outlet.

Dave Edwards needed a change in his life and in his career, the bicycle, specifically, the cargo bike was the answer he was searching for. He now serves as the Chief Operating Officer for nrbi (pronounced “nearby”) a cargo bike delivery company in Toronto, Canada.

Helpful Links (note that some may include affiliate links to help me support the channel):
– nrbi website: https://www.nrbi.co/
– Dave on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DaveLikesBikes

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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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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”.

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.

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