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Designing Communities For Active Transportation


Convincing people to get from place to place just on muscle power can be a hard sell in America.  It gets somewhat easier over time, as communities build more lanes and amenities for people to get around on foot and by bicycle. 

The Siskiyou Velo, a bicycle club in Southern Oregon, works to convince more people to use bicycles as transportation, not just recreation. 

And part of the process involves making the case for designing communities to better accomodate bikes.  Some of the attention is focused on the City of Medford.  Club officers Harlan Bittner and Gary Schaff join us with an overview.  

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.
John Baxter's history at JPR reaches back three decades.  John was the JPR program director who was the architect of "the split" when JPR grew from a single program stream to three separate streams. We coaxed him out of retirement and he's now a co-producer of the Jefferson Exchange.