EPISODE 150, SEASON 3 Finale:
In this episode, I reconnect with
Doug Gordon of Brooklyn Spoke Media and The War on Cars Podcast

We discuss some of the recent developments over the past eight months in the movement to create safer streets and more people-oriented places, as well as some of our favorite episodes.
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In addition to our conversation, we fielded questions and comments from our live audience via YouTube chat.

Helpful Links (note that some may include affiliate links to help me support the channel):
– My first episode with Doug, Ep 61, Season 2
– My episode w/ Dr. Natalia Barbour
– My episode w/ Sam Balto
– My episode w/ Jessie Singer
– The WOC episode w/ Jessie
– The WOC episode on the Auto Show
– The WOC episode w/ Marley Blonsky
– The WOC episode w/ Edward Niedermeyer
– The WOC episode w/ Amy Westervelt
– The WOR episode They Paved r/place and Put Up a Parking Lot
– BicycleDutch video on the Utrecht canal
– Curbing Traffic book by Melissa & Chris Bruntlett
– Clarence Eckerson Streetfilms 3rd St Vid
– Ryan Van Duzer
– Bicycle Colorado
– Michelle Wu – Mayor of Boston
– Anne Hidalgo – Mayor of Paris
– Valérie Plante – Mayor of Montreal
– My episode w/ Billy Fields
– Jos Sluijsmans w/ The International Cargo Bike Festival

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Credits:
All video and audio production by John Simmerman

Music:
Epidemic Sound

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.

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

Creative Commons License: Attributions, Non-Commercial, No Derivatives, 2022

Advocates for Healthy Communities, Inc. is a nonprofit 501c3 organization (EIN 45-3802508) dedicated to helping communities create a Culture of Activity. Any donations collected are used specifically to support the organization’s mission.

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