455 episodes

We are a bike advocacy and culture podcast based in Los Angeles, Ca.

Bike Talk BikeTalk

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.3 • 9 Ratings

We are a bike advocacy and culture podcast based in Los Angeles, Ca.

    Bike Talk - All Biking Is Local

    Bike Talk - All Biking Is Local

    A ribbon cutting for the new segment connecting Pittsfield to Adams along the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail in Western Massachusetts.
    https://www.iberkshires.com/story/68152/State-Local-Officials-Cut-Ribbon-for-Pittsfield-Rail-Trail-Extension.html

    47:00
    Butch Flowers, a farmer and handyman in the hill towns of Massachusetts, on his plan to ride from Portland to Massachusetts this summer.

    • 57 min
    Bike Talk - Bikeways: Policy, Open Streets, Rail Trails

    Bike Talk - Bikeways: Policy, Open Streets, Rail Trails

    Bikeways, active transportation, climate change, and safe streets with Laura Friedman, California state Assemblymember and Chair of the Assembly Transportation Committee, in conversation with Dave Snyder, Executive Director of the California Bicycle Coalition, and Melanie Curry, Editor of Streetsblog California.
    https://a43.asmdc.org/

    New York City's Jackson Heights created “Paseo Park,” a 1.3-mile stretch where “vehicles are guests” on five-mile-per-hour shared streets.
    Jim burke, co-Founder of the 34 Ave Open Streets Coalition, with Carl Mahaney of Streetopia Upper West Side.
    https://nyc.streetsblog.org/2022/04/28/34th-ave-update-dot-presents-bold-plan-for-the-permanent-open-street-called-paseo-park/

    Berkshire Bike Path advocates, elected officials, and the Massachusetts DOT showed up to inaugurate a 1.5 mile section of the Ashuwillticook rail trail in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

    Nick Russo, a bike and pedestrian Planner with Berkshire Regional Planning commission, served coffee on an e-trike.
    https://www.iberkshires.com/story/68152/State-Local-Officials-Cut-Ribbon-for-Pittsfield-Rail-Trail-Extension.html

    Edited by Kevin Burton

    • 53 min
    Bike Talk - Carfreedom

    Bike Talk - Carfreedom

    Kicking off Bike Month and new car-free days on Memorial Drive in Cambridge, Mass. With Galen Mook, Bike Talk Cohost and Executive Director of the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition
    baystatebikemonth.org
    Massbike.org

    2:15
    They know in the Netherlands that making streets safe means controlling cars. Chris Bruntlett, Dutch Cycling Embassy Communications Manager and author of Building the Cycling City and Curbing Traffic, tells Bike Talk cohost Lindsay Sturman what they know in the Netherlands. Part Two.

    Edited by Kevin Burton.
    https://dutchcycling.nl/en/

    29:55
    The Northeast Los Angeles Eagle Rock community’s Beautiful Boulevard plan for the Noho to Pasadena Bus Rapid Transit system was approved in a win for livability. With Michael Macdonald, Eagle Rock activist.
    https://la.streetsblog.org/2022/04/28/metro-board-approves-bus-rapid-transit-through-north-hollywood-burbank-glendale-eagle-rock-and-pasadena/
    https://www.eaglerockforward.org/

    43:28
    Car Free JFK Drive in San Francisco, A Victory
    -With Stacy Rendecker, @drivingmzstacey
    https://sf.streetsblog.org/2022/04/26/hurrah-for-j-f-k-promenade-forever/

    • 54 min
    Bike Talk - No Excuses

    Bike Talk - No Excuses

    Elena Huisman, a voice for bicycle infrastructure with “Main Street for everyone” and “Safe Streets Northampton,” talks about bike events, benefits, politics, infrastructure, and biking safely in Northampton, Massachusetts.
    https://mainst4everyone.org/

    8:45
    Galen Mook and Ken McLeod discuss Massachusetts’ new #1 Bicycle Friendly State ranking with the League of American Bicyclists. Ken is the League’s Policy Director, and Galen is Bike Talk Cohost and Executive Director of the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition.
    https://www.massbike.org/
    https://www.bikeleague.org/content/new-2022-bicycle-friendly-states-rankings-massachusetts


    28:15
    Lava Sunder, Los Angeles car-free cyclist, and Dan Federman, San Francisco car-free cyclist, on the reasons people on Twitter give for why they can’t bike.
    https://twitter.com/LavanyaSunder/status/1516085689737269248
    https://twitter.com/TheFederman/status/1507913616518832134

    • 53 min
    Bike Talk - European Cycling, Art Racks, and Discounts for Biking

    Bike Talk - European Cycling, Art Racks, and Discounts for Biking

    Jill Warren, CEO of the European Cycling Federation, on her advocacy for biking and reducing oil dependency in Europe--with cohost Lindsay Sturman.
    https://ecf.com/

    18:48
    Chris Bruntlett, co-author of "Building the Cycling City" and "Curbing Traffic" and Communications Manager for the Dutch Cycling Embassy, talks with Lindsay Sturman about how reducing car speed is essential to bikeability.
    https://www.dutchcycling.nl/en/

    29:30
    There's a competition to design artistic bike racks in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Holyoke Bike Ped Committee Chair Shannon Bliven, Director of Planning and Economic Development Aaron Vega, and Senior Project Manager of Holyoke Planning and Economic Development Office Ileana Carrion tell about it--with cohost and Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition Executive Director Galen Mook.

    46:20
    "Bicycle Benefits" incentivizes biking with discounts for those who show up at participating businesses; with Founding Director Ian Klepetar.
    https://bicyclebenefits.org/

    Edited by Kevin Burton.

    • 57 min
    Bike Talk - Safe Streets, Viral Tweets, Bike Summiting, and Crank Hustling

    Bike Talk - Safe Streets, Viral Tweets, Bike Summiting, and Crank Hustling

    The Bike Summit and how the climate movements needs to wake up about (e)bikes with Caron Whitaker, Deputy Executive Director of the League of American Bicyclists and Galen Mook, cohost and Executive Director of the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition:
    https://www.bikeleague.org/

    13:29
    Emily stein, president of Safe Roads Alliance, on Global Road Safety Week Relay ride/walk/run across Massachusetts-
    https://www.saferoadsalliance.org/

    22:44 Wilcer/William Cervantes, founder of Crank Hustle, a food delivery support organization; with Ali Lexa, KPFK Web Director/Crank Hustle-er.
    https://crankhustle.com/

    40:40 Andrew de Frank and Rihanna of Twitter on their viral Protected Bike vs. Traffic lane tweet:
    https://twitter.com/KrillTusk/status/1506629702580113414

    Edited by Kevin Burton.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

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Host Needs to Prepare

This podcast has informative guests, but the host just wings-it and in essence disrespects the guests. The host wants the guests to just continue talking and does ask pertinent questions. This sounds like a show made by an amateur, but they actually get broadcasted on a public radio station. There are a few other bike related podcasts that have really good interviewers.

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