Bainbridge Classic Cycle generously tuned up my brakes. The bike could use more but they did not advise me to invest as it would not be worth it. The problem is I got used to this bike that was initially put by neighbors in their garbage pile and rescued by a friend who knew I was looking for one.
Yesterday evening I met again with Chris Stanley. It was great to see him in good health and good spirits. He had been looking on the site for the interview we had done about his accident but the recording had disappeared due to our problems with the server. I posted it again via radio4all.net. Listen (about one hour). When I come back I hope we can record another interview because he has plenty of very interesting stories to share. :)
The high cost of free parking is the title of the new book published by UCLA Professor Donald Shoup. It should be required reading for everybody: elected city officials, planners, citizens. One problem is the high cost of the book published by the American Planning Association: $60! What went wrong with the printing? But what are $60 to start dealing with all the misconceptions about parking?
November 1: Interview with Bob Scales about his first year as a Council Member (32 min). Bob speaks about a few key projects (how to support tourism, more city funding for non-motorized transportation, the creation of contingency and emergency funds) and shares a few thoughts about open space and communication issues. He also tells how he was hit by a SUV's side mirror while cycling on Madison. Bob does not have a website or a blog (yet?) so we refer you to the info provided on the Kitsap County Auditor's site in the 2003 election pamphlet.
October 2: Interview with Steve Rhoades, Cycling Coach (12 min). Steve has been a cycling coach for 3 years. Before that he was a bike messenger in Seattle for 8 years. He teaches his clients how to get back riding a bicycle. One year with Steve and you are ready for the Chilly-Hilly. More info: www.rhoadescycling.com
September 27: Dana Berg talks at the Bainbridge High School about bicycling (30 min). The presentation to the students took place in the gym so the acoustics are ... like in a gym. More info: www.squeakywheels.org
September 22: In our biketalk program, interview with our cyclist of the weekAndy Kosick (12 min ). Andy explains how he decided to start cycling again because he wanted to lose weight. He did and he is now a master level cyclist, exercising every day. More info about Euroracing.net , a favorite company of Andy that organizes bike racing trips in Europe.
September 14: Recording of the celebration of the "substantial completion" of new bicycle-pedestrian path, linking Bainbridge High School to Madison and New Brooklyn (18 min). Speakers include representatives of the school district, Phil Rockefeller, Kathleen Davis of the Department of Transportation, Mayor Darlene Kordonowy and Dana Berg of Squeaky Wheels. More info about the safe routes to schools program on the biking in Washington pages of the DOT site and Squeaky wheels.
This is a recording of speech made by Dana Berg the President of Squeaky Wheels during the inauguration a a new bikepath near the High School on September 14 (4 min). I find it excellent so I really wanted people to be able to listen to it easily. That's why I have extracted it from the global recording. Listen to Dana and ride your bike! More info: Squeaky wheels.
September 8: Tedson Meyers talks about the beginnings of the National Center for Bicycling and Walking and the need for patience and fortitude (11 min). He recommends that every advocate reads Confidence a book by Rosabeth Moss Kanter.
September 8: Interview with Keith Holt organizer with the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation (22 min). Keith talks about his work with underserved african american communities, what they need to bike more. Chicagoland Bicycle Federation