In this episode, I connect with
Ted Siff, founder of Austin Outside

We discuss his background of parks, open space, and protected bikeways advocacy and why he founded Austin Outside

Watch the video version of this episode to get the full effect.

In this episode, Ted Siff, a founder of Austin Outside, shares the secret to Austin’s success in securing the funds necessary to build out the All Ages & Abilities cycle path network, inspired in part by the Dutch experience in creating active mobility networks that work for everyone.

Austin Outside
Mission: Austin Outside champions vibrant and thriving outdoor places for all in Greater Austin.
Greater Austin will be known for its healthy outdoor culture and vibrant public places. We envision a future where everyone lives within a 10-minute walk of a high-quality outdoor park, greenspace, or natural area and that these green jewels are connected by a safe and comfortable network of trails, bikeways, and sidewalks.

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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.

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Advocates for Healthy Communities, Inc. is a nonprofit 501c3 organization (EIN 45-3802508) dedicated to helping communities create a Culture of Activity. To donate, click here.