In episode 184, I reconnect with Avi Stopper of BikeStreets.com and VAMOS! the Denver, CO-based initiative to quickly bridge the gaps in the city’s existing and planned high-comfort active mobility network. As Avi astutely points out, the build-out of Denver’s current planned high comfort will take years, if not decades, will cost hundreds of millions of dollars, and will ultimately result in a fragmented, disconnected, and inconsistent network of facilities of varying degrees of comfort.
The VAMOS! bike streets plan would take immediate action to leverage existing and future high-comfort facilities while activating the tremendous untapped network of quiet, low-volume, most residential streets through a series of lighter, quicker, cheaper infrastructure installations that can be rolled out in weeks versus decades.
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Hi Everyone! My name is John Simmerman, and I’m a health promotion and public health professional with over 30 years of experience. Over the years, my area of concentration has evolved into a specialization in how the built environment influences human behavior related to active living and especially active mobility.
Since 2010, I’ve been exploring, documenting, and profiling established, emerging, and aspiring Active Towns wherever they might be while striving 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.”
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