In this episode, I connect with
Taylor Griggs, a staff writer with BikePortland.org

We discuss her observations and reflections from her recent month-long trip to Europe.

In this episode, I connect with Taylor Griggs, a BikePortland.org staff writer, for a firsthand account and reflections after her month-long trip to Europe.

We’re talking protected and separated cycle lanes, advisory bike lanes, also known as edge lane roads, and fietsstraats, also known as priority bike streets. We also discuss adding pop-up parks and bringing a bit of fun into our public spaces as well as the bike bus trend, with her visit to Barcelona to profile the Bici-bus, which happens every day.

We also give a shout-out to Megan Ramey, who leads a bike train in Hood River, OR, and Sam Balto, who leads a bike bus in Portland, OR.

Helpful Links (note that some may include affiliate links to help me support the channel):
– Taylor’s BikePortland.org articles
– BikePortland.org
– My episode with Cathy Tuttle

– The video version of this episode

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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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