In this episode, I reconnect with
Manuel “Manu” Calvo Salazar

We discuss the origins of the phenomenal cycle network success story in Seville, Spain and its continued evolution

In this episode, I reconnect with my good friend Manuel “Manu” Calvo Salazar for a discussion about the continued evolution of the cycle network that dropped nearly intact during the 2007 economic downturn in a very fast 18-month period. I am impressed by the number of women, children, and elderly who now feel comfortable using active, sustainable mobility choices for their short trips in this beautiful city that had been overrun by cars in previous decades.

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

Helpful Links (note that some may include affiliate links to help me support the channel):
– My first episode with Manu
– Streetfilms video by Clarence Eckerson, Jr. on the Seville success story

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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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