She Drives Mobility meets Doug Gordon (The War On Cars)

The War on Cars is a podcast about the epic, hundred years’ war between The Car and The City. They deliver news and commentary on the latest developments in the worldwide fight to undo a century’s worth of damage wrought by the automobile – every week.

The War on Cars is hosted by Doug Gordon, Sarah Goodyear and Aaron Naparstek.

I met Doug – and copied this from his website 😀 “

I’m Doug Gordon. I write and produce television shows for PBS, ABC, History, Discovery, National Geographic Channel, Travel Channel and more, generally covering the intersection of science, history, and popular culture. I live in Park Slope, Brooklyn with my wife, daughter and son. Like many Park Slope residents, I’m also the author of a book.

I’ve been quoted frequently in the media on New York City’s evolution as a bicycling city, and have a special interest in how the mainstream news covers issues related to bikes and safe streets. As a seasoned TV professional who knows how to tell a good story, I have developed strategies for advocates to make the case for bikes as part of the transportation fabric of any smart city. The Green Lane Project from People for Bikes called me “a master of images that subvert anti-bike stereotypes.”

I have presented at various conferences and seminars including the National Bike Summit, Vision Zero Cities, CityWorks (X)Po, and the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals. I am available to speak to your business or organization on the subject of bikes, the livable cities revolution, and how to deal with bikelash.”

We talked about

  • the meaning or “feeling” of that “war on cars”
  • the social and feministic concept of bicycling
  • the link between equity, equality and riding a bike
  • childfriendly cities
  • the world of safe streets after corona came
  • the facts versus feelings problem of change
  • why people want to escape their hood for vacation, instead of making it liveable for everyday life
  • bicycles as yes-machines
  • the lack of bold leadership
  • cities as rolemodels like Washington DC and others
  • mobility as a swiss knife
  • the car as an option – not the only solution

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