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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 217

Friday 14th June 2019

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS:

Giovanni Circella riding on an autonomous pod at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit, Stockholm

Giovanni Circella, 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program, Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California Davis.

Change at Transdev’s bus driver safe following distance study on slide at presentation given at UITP Global Public Transport Summit, Stockholm. Steve Martin at lectern, Marielle Villamaux, seated second from right.

Steve Martin, CEO of Influence at Work UK, behavioural scientist and co-author of “Yes! 60 Secrets from the Science of Persuasion” which has sold over one million copies. Also heads CHANGE By Transdev–a joint venture that has built the world’s first specialist behavioural science unit in a global transport operator. Based in London.

Marielle Villamaux, Chief Client Officer, Transdev Group, Issy-Les-Moulineaux, France.

TOPICS:
Automated vehicles, bicycling and behavioural science from the UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Stockholm, Sweden.

Stepping in front of autonomous pod tweet. Carlton Reid and Laura Laker’s Virtual Velo-city podcast.


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June 13, 2019 / / Blog

The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 216

Wednesday 12th June 2019

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

UITP General Secretary Mohamed Mezghani.

GUESTS:

Rachel Zack, Remix.
Niccolò Panozzo, European Cyclists Federation
Tanya Castle, PBSC
Sebastian Schlebusch, Nextbike
Mohamed Mezghani, UITP (Union Internationale des Transports Publics)
Rafael Cuesta, Transport for Greater Manchester

TOPICS:
Bike share, congestion charging, last-mile transportation and more nearly-live from the UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Stockholm, Sweden.

Articles on Forbes.com::

Most Cities Will Have To Introduce Congestion Charging, Say Experts At Global Transit Conference

Fly Less Or Fry The Planet: My 28-Hour Train Journey To Greta Thunberg’s Stockholm

PLUS: Virtual Velo-city podcast with Carlton Reid and Laura Laker


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May 13, 2019 / / Blog

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 214

Monday 13th May 2019

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid

GUESTS:

Jim Moss
Laura Laker

TOPICS:

How We Talk About Drivers Hitting Cyclists – it’s crash not accident

British Cycling’s “mutual respect” campaign.

Carlton and Laura’s Virtual Velo-city Kickstarter

The Stoner as Gym Rat – People who use cannabis work out more. Do they cycle more?

Aggressive motoring on Laura’s group ride in Epping Forest

Team Ineos fracking protests

Boating the Grand Canyon: A “How To” for Private Boaters


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May 1, 2019 / / Blog

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 213

In Conversation With Marjut Ollitervo

Wednesday 1st May 2019

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid.

GUEST:

Marjut Ollitervo, vice-chair, Finnish Cycle Federation

TOPICS:

Helmets, hi-vis vests for chickens, and the differences between cultural safety and actual, measurable safety.

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April 25, 2019 / / Blog

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 212

In Conversation With Danny Cowe and Zak Pashak

Thursday, 25th April 2019

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid.

GUESTS:

Danny Cowe, Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland

Zak Pashak, Detroit Bikes, USA

TOPICS:

Danny talks about plans for the world’s first MTB Innovations Centre, soon to take shape in the Tweed Valley town of Innerleithen, a Mecca for mountain bikers.

Zak discusses why he moved from Canada to found Detroit Bikes in Motown, USA. Sparrow Kickerstarter.

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April 18, 2019 / / Blog

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 211

In Conversation With Nathan Hughes of Restrap and Tom Barras of Spatzwear

Thursday, 18th April 2019

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid.

GUESTS:

Nathan Hughes, Restrap, Leeds, Yorkshire. Forbes.com piece on Restrap.

Tom Barras, Spatzwear, Leeds, Yorkshire

TOPICS:

Interviews with two young business founders. Restrap makes bikepacking gear; Spatzwear designs roadie overshoes and other foul-weather kit.

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March 28, 2019 / / Blog

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The Spokesmen Cycling Roundtable Podcast

Episode 210

In Conversation With Urban Sharing’s Axel Bentsen

Thursday, 28th February 2019

SPONSOR: Jenson USA

HOST: Carlton Reid.

GUEST:
Axel Bentsen, Urban Bike Sharing, Oslo.

TOPIC:

Axel Bentsen is founder of Urban Sharing, the Norwegian technology startup powering Oslo City Bike, one of the world’s most efficient bike sharing schemes and which will soon roll out a trial of cargobikes.

Urban Sharing isn’t a Nordic version of Mobike, it’s operated on very different lines, and is expanding around the world on a slower but more financially sustainable timescale.

The conversation started with Axel reminding me I rode a pre-launch version of the bike when I visited Oslo in 2016 – I was giving a book talk at Peloton, a bike shop cafe …

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