KBOO Bike Show Podcast
Summary: Bicycle news, culture and advocacy in Portland, Oregon. Broadcast monthly on KBOO FM 90.7 with hosts Ayleen Crotty and Sara Stout
Steph talks with Portland Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick, PBOT Director Leah Treat and Bicycle Transportation Alliance Advocacy Directory Gerik Kransky about City and State budgets for active transportation. And Commissioner Novick gets schooled on "Vision Zero".
Tori collates some of the best conversations of 2013, including the audience favorite: "ethicist" Randy Cohen.
Tori and Steph speak with PSU/OTREC researcher Kelly Clifton about her research on the consumer habits of folks using different modes of transportation (spoiler: people traveling by bike spend just as much, but in different patterns).
Michelle and Tori talk with Randy Cohen, formerly "The Ethicist" columnist for the New York Times, now host of "Person Place Thing". They discuss the ethics of everything from paying your transit fare, to who gets the last bike share bike at a station, to whether it's ethical (if not legal) to ride through a red light if there is no cross traffic. Randy claims to be "much less nice" than either Michelle or Tori, but withdraws the comment when Michelle confesses to dealing physically with a bike messenger who tried to run her down in a crosswalk.
In the first segment, Tori talks with the JP Reuer from the Pacific Northwest College of Art about the unique design/build process that created the New Columbia Bike Hub in a matter of days. In the second segment we hear from LeeAnne Fergason, Education Director for the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, Gabe Graff of the Portland Bureau of Transportation and Robert Ping of the Safe Routes to School National Partnership about Safe Routes to Schools.
Steph and guest host Mychal Tetteh talk about the open streets movement (events like Sunday Parkways) world wide. They discuss LA's CycLAvia with Dr. Adonia Lugo and talk with a number of organizers and participants in Portland's Sunday Parkways.
Michelle talks with Ralph Bloomers of the CRAG Law Center, Kent Howes of the Central Oregon Trail Alliance and Petr Kakes of Ski Bowl about mountain bike trails on Mount Hood and elsewhere in the Pacific Northwest.
Tori and Steph talk with Alex Phillips, Bicycle Recreation Coordinator at Oregon Parks and Recreation, and Kristin Dahl of Travel Oregon about riding around Oregon and the system of scenic bikeways.
Michelle and Steph review Pedalpalooza rides, speak with Craig Beebe of the City Club Bicycle Study Committee and interview "Dishwasher Pete" Jordan about cycling in Amsterdam.
In honor of Mother's Day, Steph and Michelle are joined by Katie Proctor of Kidical Mass, Kelly Hansen of the Community Cycling Center and Steph's mom, Donna Routh.
Tori talks with representatives of the AntFarm (a non-profit in Sandy, Oregon) and NW Trail Alliance about MTB trails, including the Sandy Ridge Trail.
Michelle and Tori talk with Sgt Michael Frome of the Portland Police Bureau, Nick Watkin of Kryptonite Locks and PSU Transportation Options Manager Ian Stude about trends in bike theft, lock quality and techniques, and tips to make it easier to recover your bike if stolen.
Steph interviews Jonathan Maus of BikePortland.org. Publisher? Journalist? Blogger? Advocate? Or "just a guy" with a media empire...
The Bike Show gets high-tech retro with a flashback to materials of the past that are making a splash now. In this episode we talk about wood and wool as the re-imagined, super hot, high tech materials of the future with Adam George, creator and fabricator of Bound Bikes (a bamboo bicycle and trailer maker), Chris DiStefano, the Communications Director for Rapha Performance Roadwear North America and Emily McKissock, Account Manager for Icbreaker Merino. Later in the show we get a re-cap from the world of BikeCraft-- Portland's annual hand-made bicycle accessory wonderland.
We're talking to professionals again - this time, professional bike riders. Our listeners can probably picture the bike messengers - the lean, fast couriers with a big bag slung over their backs, zipping around downtown delivering documents. But these days, a much wider range of goods is being delivered by bike, in Portland and in other US cities. We're interviewing a few of the people involved in bicycle delivery here in Portland: Mike Cobb is a cargo bike mechanic and former cargo delivery biker Michael Hannah owns The Mattress Lot, where on sunny days they have been known to deliver a mattress or two by bike Jenn Dederich works for Portland Pedal Power, a bicycle concierge service for downtown offices Jed Lazar is the founder and owner of SoupCycle, which delivers organic soup by bicycle to homes and offices