Episode 27 – Making the jump toward more active towns, with John Simmerman
We're excited to bring you a conversation with Active Towns founder John Simmerman (@JohnSimmerman), who's been on a long journey to document what cities are doing to become safer and more comfortable places to walk, bike, and be active.
John joins Jordan Clark on the podcast talk about his findings since beginning his Active Towns Tour in 2012, including:
The best ways to encourage cycling among the "less confident" majority of the population
How cities can navigate potential "bikelash" by trying out small, temporary accommodations
The "hardware" and "software" assets that every city needs
How an "active transportation" network can serve as way more than just "exercise"
Don't forget that John's Indiegogo campaign wraps up at the end of February. If you'd like to make a contribution, you can do that here.The Go Cultivate! podcast is a project of Verdunity.