In this episode, I reconnect with
Dr. Billy Fields, PhD and Manuel “Manu” Calvo

We discuss the amazing transformation of Seville’s cycle network and the emerging culture of utilitarian bike riding

In this bonus episode, which was adapted from our video conversation, Professor Billy Fields and Manuel “Manu” Calvo discuss the amazing transformation of Seville’s cycle network and the emerging culture of utilitarian bike riding, especially with families, women, children, and the elderly.

The network, which was patterned after those in the cycling cities of Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and Utrecht, was designed between 2003 and 2005, and then work accelerated between 2006 and 2008 to establish a core network of protected bike lane facilities. They chose a Dutch-style two-way cycle path design on one side of the street for the cycle network’s initial phase with hopes to expand to the other side of the street in the future.

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– Episode 173 w/ Manu
– Episode 149 w/ Billy Fields
– i-STEP Project

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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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