Sunday June 05, 2016
'The spirit of living creatures was in the wheels': Blessing bicycles, plus listener mail
more stories from this episode
- The danger posed to journalism by "sponsored content" - Michael's essay
- 'Born strange': Brian Brett on gender, his parrot Tuco, and life as an Other
- 'The spirit of living creatures was in the wheels': Blessing bicycles, plus listener mail
- Three Hippies and an Oven, 2.0 - a Karin Wells documentary
- Why a U.S. Army captain is suing his own Commander-in-Chief over the war with ISIS
- Full Episode
When Janette Sadik-Khan was transportation commissioner for New York City, she installed hundreds of kilometres of bike lanes. On last week's program, she told us she sees bike lanes as a core part of an urban revolution, even if they may lead to a "bikelash."
A lot of people have trouble breaking the bike-brain barrier — the notion that our streets can be used for anything other than cars. - Janette Sadik-Khan, former NYC transportation commissioner
We received a number of responses to that interview. One of our listeners, Mark Wolfgram, wrote to suggest that listeners look at the Cycling Embassy of Denmark's "Collection of Cycle Concepts" to find ideas to implement in their own cities.
We also stopped by the seventh annual "blessing of the bikes" at Trinity St. Paul's United Church in downtown Toronto to witness the proceedings.
Click the button above to hear listener mail and the "blessing of the bikes."