Show #444 – March 16, 2019...

Mar 16, 2019 by

https://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2019-03-16.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Colin Browne; Angie Schmitt; Shaun Gad This week we have 3 guests covering a wide variety of topics. We will speak with Colin Browne, the communications director for WABA – The Washington Area Bicyclists Assn. WABA is one of the oldest advocacy organizations in the country, established in 1972, and reaches a broad swath of the D.C., Virginia, and Maryland area with a variety of programs – which we talk about in our conversation. We’ll welcome back Streetsblog journalist Angie Schmitt whose article “Walking and Biking are Hurt by Lack of National Leadership: Report caught my attention. And finally, we learn about a major expansion of the Gran Fondo NY series when we speak with Sean Gad, one of the founders of the GFNY...

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Show #304 – July 9, 2016

Jul 9, 2016 by

http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/2016/07/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_070916.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWhen cyclist Matt van Ohlen, co-founder of BikeStock was deliberately run down and murdered last week in NYC, there was once again an outcry for justice for cyclists. And, according to Streetsblog editor-in-chief Ben Fried, the response was “business as usual” when police began ticketing cyclists near the scene of the crime the following day. Since then, the car has been found – the hit-and-run driver has not. And, in fact, less than 15% of all hit and run crashes are resolved. Ben joins me to talk about Matt van Ohlen, the incident itself, and the mood of both the cycling community and the police in NYC. The, I walk with Doug Ulman, CEO and President of Peolotonia – purportedly the “largest single-event cycling fundraiser...

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