Show #135 – March 23, 2013

Mar 23, 2013 by



It’s the invasion of the bike-savvy women on this week’s Outspoken Cyclist. Not to worry, the guys can listen (and learn a lot) as well.

A couple of weeks ago, Jody Dzuranin and Jeannie Martin of the Columbus advocacy organization Consider Biking were part of the Ohio delegation to the National Bike Summit in Washington, DC. The report this year is quite optimistic, with one of the main themes being “we’ve earned our seat at the table; it’s time to sit down and get to work.” Listen as Jody and Jeannie give their impressions of the Summit.

A couple hundred miles closer to home, Diane connects with Angie Schmitt of Streetsblog and RustWire. Angie is based on the near west side of Cleveland and writes about biking and walking issues, with a focus on the industrial Midwest. She and Diane talk about some of her recent articles that explore interesting angles on how motorist privilege impacts cyclists and pedestrians.

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  1. Another great show! Thank you for keeping us informed, aware, intuned,and always smiling. I love your shows, especially the women focused shows! THANK YOU!!

  2. of course like your web-site but you have to take a look at the spelling on quite a few of your posts.
    Many of them are rife with spelling problems
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    • Diane

      Interesting – I don’t write the synopses of the shows; and, I would appreciate your pointing out specific spelling errors. I am not comfortable with there being problems. Please feel free to send me a private email ( whenever and wherever you see problems. I will be certain to correct them.

  3. I seldom leave a response, however i did a few searching and
    wound up here Show #135 – March 23, 2013 | OutspokenCyclist.
    And I do have a few questions for you if it’s allright.

    Is it simply me or does it give the impression like
    some of the remarks come across as if they are
    coming from brain dead folks? :-P And, if you are writing at other online sites,
    I would like to keep up with everything new you have to post.
    Could you list of every one of your community pages like your Facebook page, twitter feed, or linkedin profile?

    • Diane

      Hello Sallyaround,

      I’m not certain what you mean. I take all of my listeners comments, suggestions, etc. pretty seriously. I think they are all wonderful folks and I appreciate anything they have to say. I may not always agree – and that’s okay too! Please keep enjoying the show. If you’d like to “like” the Face Book page it is simply Outspokencyclist.




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