EPISODE 186, SEASON 5:
In this episode, I connect with
Angela van der Kloof,
International Strategic Advisor
with Mobycon in The Netherlands
We discuss how using car-centric language such as “highways” to describe cycle paths or as part of their names may end up undermining the ultimate goal of encouraging more people to ride more often.
In episode 186, I connect with Angela van der Kloof, a resident of Tilburg in The Netherlands and International Strategic Advisor with Mobycon, for a discussion about how to frame and talk about our cycle paths and why focusing on speed and using car-centric language such as “highways” to describe them or as part of their names may end up undermining the ultimate goal of encouraging more people to ride more often.
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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.”
The Active Towns Channel features my original video 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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