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Talking Headways Podcast: Live (Well, Taped) From the National Bike Summit

This week, more than 700 bicycling advocates converged in Washington — despite a snowstorm that closed down the federal government on Monday¬†cancelled thousands of flights — to learn from each other and compare notes from the past year.

Tuesday, as the summit wound down and participants started gearing up for Wednesday’s Lobby Day on Capitol Hill, Jeff and I were joined by Doug Gordon of Brooklyn Spoke [1], Suepinda Keith of Triangle Bikeworks [2] in Chapel Hill, and Jonathan Maus of Bike Portland [3] for this very special 45-minute Bike Summit [4] episode of the podcast.

The Women’s Forum [5] is in its third year. The League’s Equity Advisory Council [6] came into being just before last year’s summit. These voices, historically not at the center of the national conversation about bicycling, are coming to the fore.

The five of us talk in this, our lucky 13th episode, about how effectively the movement is transitioning to a more inclusive approach, and we share some of the highlights of the summit, including some truly incredible work happening everywhere from Memphis [7] to LA [8] to Afghanistan [9].

Tell us in the comments about your personal highlights from the Summit. Subscribe to this podcast’s RSS feed [10] or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes [11].