Saturday, September 20, 2008

Radio Waves

by Gene Holmerud

Over the last 5 or 6 weeks, I have been interviewed three times on broadcast radio. It seems that the reality of $4 or more per gallon of gas has increased the number of bicyclists on the road, and this has resulted in more frequent conflicts with motor vehicles on the road. This was the topic on National Public Radio’s “Talk of the Nation” on August 26 (carried locally by KJZZ 91.5 FM).
I was one of the call-in speakers and encouraged education for helping motorists and cyclists to follow the law and share the roads. That segment of the program can be heard here.

The report also caught the attention of both KAZG (an East Valley station, 1440 AM) and KTAR (92.3 FM). I was interviewed on September 16 on KAZG for about 10 minutes and on September 20 on KTAR for about 6 minutes by Michael Dixon. Dixon recognized that one can actually forget how to ride a bicycle, then was quite surprised when told the way to make a quick right turn is to move your handlebars to the left.
Coalition members have commented positively on the information I presented.
Radar Matt receives the requests from these stations, which means real interest in our endeavor is raising.
This can only be good.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Arizona pedals to 3rd place in 'bike-friendly' safe routes

Cazbike's Director of Education Sharon Newman-Matt was featured in a Sept. 13, 2008 Arizona Republic article; Arizona pedals to 3rd place in 'bike-friendly' safe routes . She appeared in a photo of her participating in Valley Metro's Bike on Bus. Her husband, RS Matt, was quoted extensively as was Coalition Member, and state of Arizona Bike/Ped coordinator Mike Sanders. More on LAB's Bike Friendly America.

Friday, September 12, 2008

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