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Damien Newton talks to the movers and shakers in the California transportation reform and Livable Streets scenes. Damien Talks will be broadcast on Streetsblog California. Feel free to syndicate.
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May 27, 2015

This week Damien Talks to Jim Brown, executive director of Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates, known locally as SABA. 

SABA has an out-sized role as they not only have to advocate for safe and attractive bicycle conditions in Sacramento; but are also the most visible advocates to many a Caltrans staffer, Assemblymember or Sentator or even executive staff with the Governor’s office. In fact, our call last week occurred moments after the end of a bike ride with the head of Caltrans.

Also, Jim is like an encyclopedia on bike policy, so this broadcast is extra-fun.

 

We’re always looking for sponsors, show ideas, and feedback. You can contact me at damien@streetsblog.org, at twitter @damientypes, online at Streetsblog California or on Facebook at StreetsblogCA.

May 21, 2015

Welcome to a special episode of Damien Talks. Today, Damien Talks with Colby Tibbet, the new Fresno writer for Streetsblog California. You may have seen a freelance piece Colby wrote for us earlier about Fresno's blight ordinance. We look forward to seeing what Colby has in store for us going forward.

Colby headshotWe talk about Colby’s career to date, some of the favorite stories he's written and the bicycle and transit scenes in Fresno. My favorite part of this interview is Colby’s description of the underground bike network in some of the more suburban parts of the city. And by underground, we literally mean subterranean.

We’re always looking for sponsors, show ideas, and feedback. You can contact me at damien@streetsblog.org, at twitter @damientypes, online at Streetsblog California or on Facebook at StreetsblogCA.

May 20, 2015

Welcome to the third episode of Damien Talks, our podcast about the people and politics behind the Livable Streets Movement throughout California. Our first month coincides with Bike Month, so we’ve been working up the coast, talking to bike advocates throughout the state. 

This week, Damien Talks with Chris Kidd, a board member with CalBike, Walk/Bike Oakland, and Bike East Bay. When he’s not being one of the state’s leading advocates, he has a day job with Planning super group Alta Planning and Design. Longtime readers of Streetsblog Los Angeles may also remember Chris as the first editor of the LADOT Bike Blog.

This week’s Damien Types is taking part in a special week devoted to looking at how a new Department of Transportation could change things in Oakland.

We’re always looking for sponsors, show ideas, and feedback. You can contact me at damien@streetsblog.org, at twitter @damientypes, online at Streetsblog California or on Facebook at StreetsblogCA.

May 13, 2015

Welcome to the second episode of #DamienTalks. This week, Damien talks with Marven Norman with the Inland Empire Bicycle Alliance andInlandfiets. Marven has been fighting the good fight in a part of California where commutes are long and many people have to bike between cities to get where they need to go.

Norman makes a strong case for separated bike lanes and the need for both better education and better infrastructure to make the streets safer for people who bike and every other road user.

We’re always looking for sponsors, show ideas, and feedback. You can contact me atdamien@streetsblog.org, at twitter @damientypes, online at Streetsblog California or on Facebook at StreetsblogCA.

Thanks for listening. You can download the episode at the Damien Talks homepage on Linksyn. We’ll have iTunes subscriptions set up by our next broadcast. Promise

May 6, 2015

Welcome to the first episode of Damien Talks, a podcast series for Streetsblog Los Angeles, Streetsblog California, LongBeachize and Santa Monica Next. In each episode, I’ll be talking to someone from the transportation scene from somewhere in California.

 

I’ll try to provide minimal commentary so that the interviews speak for themselves.

 

We’re always looking for sponsors, show ideas, and feedback. You can contact me at damien@streetsblog.org, at twitter @damientypes, online at Streetsblog California or on Facebook at StreetsblogCA.

 

For our first episode, I talk over the phone with San Diego’s Sam Ollinger, the executive director of Bike SD. Bike SD started as a news blog about five years ago and became an official advocacy group just a couple of years ago. Last year, they were honored for excellence in advocacy by the League of American Bicyclists. You can catchup on Bike SD at BikeSD.org and follow Sam at Twitter @ollingers.

 

 

Thanks for listening, and without further adieu’…

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