By Portland Afoot
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A monthly dose of your Portland transit and low-car lifestyle news delivered in an audio format.
||CleanBikey Bike Media||We're back from hiatus with an introspective episode. This month we discuss blogs and podcasts for bikers by bikers, bikes in the mainstream media, and our favorite bike media. [Music Clips are "On My Bike" from Trash Mountain Boys]||3/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRobots in our streets LIVE (Tech + Transportation) live at Simple HQ||We're back from our hiatus with a special live show at Simple to answer your questions about tech & transportation with guests William Henderson, Noel Mickelberry, Mychal Tetteh and Chris Smith.||12/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Make a Bike Advocate||With Mychal Tetteh, CEO of the Community Cycling Center, we talk about how to make new bicycling advocates from everyday non-wonks.||5/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2014 Year in Review||You asked us questions about bikes in 2014, and we answered.||1/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat if?!||The BikePortland.org podcast explores various unlikely hypothetical scenerios: what if there was no public process for transportation? what if gas was $20/gallon? what if all parking was turned into cycletracks?||11/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCycling the Urban/Rural Divide ft Alison Graves||With Cycle Oregon Executive Director Alison Graves, we talk about differences between urban and rural Oregon, and how biking can help bridge those gaps.||9/30/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus Episode - 3 Year Birthday "Director's Commentary"||A tipsy audio treat for you||8/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Art & Science of Bike Lights ft Halley Weaver||We're joined by Halley Weaver of Bikeleptic.com to talk about bike lights- regulations, science, new technologies, and blinking lights & epilesy. [Song: Let's Get Visible with VACC, Momentum Magazine and the B:C:Clettes]||7/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBike Fun Kitten Brigade||Bike Fun Expert Carl Larson joins us for a lively discussion of the usefulness, importance, and mechanics of creating a bike fun culture. [Song: "Shift2Bikes" by the Trash Mountain Boys]||7/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRed Light, Green Light, Bike Light ft Peter Koonce||With guest Peter Koonce, Portland's head traffic signal master, we talk about why and how traffic signals can make life better for all modes.||6/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBiking While Fashionable||With special guest Meghan Sinnott, the BikePortland podcast tackles the topic of fashion on bikes while riding in this tip-filled podcast.||5/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe State of Bicycle Advocacy||We discuss both the changing face and the stalemate of national and Oregon bike advocacy, including a brief discussion of the National Bike Summit in DC. [Bumper music: "My White Bicycle" by Tomorrow]||4/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSkateboarding is not a crime, it's a mode||We talk with Cory Poole and Tessa Walker about skateboarding as a form of transportation, how skateboards are legally the same as horse-and-buggy, and how the all-powerful bicycle lobby can help.||2/7/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBike Portland 2013 in Review - Q & A!||We answered listener questions about the year 2013 - about bikes, transportation wonkery, Bike Snob, the podcast, and even particle physics. [Produced at Sprocket Studios, music "Joe Metro" by Blue Scholars and "Questions" by Emmanuel Hudson.||12/30/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhere is Portland's elusive bike share?||Since 2006, Portland has been trying to get a public bike share program. Despite federal money secured, it still doesn't exist. Why don't we have it yet? Will we ever?||11/14/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCountry Road Adventures & Bike Touring||An entire episode devoted the safety, economics, and fun of riding bikes on rural roads. How can we support it? How can we make it safe?||10/22/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Real Estate Episode||Lillian and Michael talk about the future of bicycle-based retail development, how to create affordable bike-friendly housing, and if bicycle infrastructure raises your rent.||9/25/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalking About Death on the Road||Talking about something that kills an Oregonian every day - our roads. How much death on our roadways is expected? Acceptable? Should the media cover every roadway death?||8/20/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDead Freeways and Those Darn Law-Abiding Cyclists||We celebrate the merging of BikePortland.org and Portland Afoot with talk about the death of a bridge, new faces at the City and law-abiding cyclists. [Leon Rosselson- "They're Going to Build a Motorway"]||7/3/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Unbearable Complacency of Portland||Michael and Lily opinionate on Portland's bike complacency, the Campaign for a Fare Transfer to extend TriMet's transfer times, and the ingredients for successful transit advocacy. [Intro Music: Light Rail by Jeremy Messersmith]||5/27/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMobile App Edition ft. Alexis Grant.m4a||With Portland Afoot's mobile app expert reviewer Alexis Grant, we look at what makes a great transit app. We discuss TransitSherpa (TriMet's forthcoming ticket app), Uber, Lyft, Car2Go, Zipcar, and our wishlist of future apps.||3/18/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrivers, A Big Bridge, and Moving by Bike ft. Joseph Rose||With special guest Joseph Rose of the Oregonian Hard Drive blog, we update you on sleepy TriMet drivers, the Columbia River Crossing, and Portland's biggest bike move ever.||2/18/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLocal Transportation Politics ft. Jonathan Maus of BikePortland.org||We start off 2013 with an in-depth discussion of local politics with guest Jonathan Maus of the essential BikePortland.org. Covering the Portland city hall changeover, sleepy TriMet drivers, and the acquisition of carsharing service Zipcar by rental g||1/11/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOur Wonkiest Podcast Yet ft Chris Smith||We welcome planning commissioner Chris Smith for a (surprisingly?) riveting talk about Portland's comprehensive plan and how citizens can change the future of the city by helping sprinkle "magic density planning commission fairy dust". Also:...||12/6/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPortland Afoot Podcast - 2012 Election Guide||Your low-car and transit guide to the local candidates in the November 2012 Portland election, featuring Portland Afoot election master Aaron Brown. Also, Justin Beiber references.||10/24/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCrossover Episode: Portland Afoot Vs. The Sprocket Podcast||This month, Michael and Lily team up with the Sprocket podcast for a crossover episode. Mixing the beer-fueled looseness of Portland's favorite bike podcasters with the wonky Portland Afoot commentary ensures that SOMETHING interesting will result in...||9/24/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPortland Afoot- Parklets, Driving Mr. Mayor, and Bike Commute Challenge||Michael and Lily ask and answer some age-old questions, such as "Why not turn street parking spots into cafes?", "Can you be too bad of a driver to be Mayor?" and "How do I get free pizza and beer for biking to work?" Discussion of the Bike Commute...||9/2/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPortland Afoot - Technology Episode||The technology episode! We're joined by Bicycle Transportation Alliance Executive Director Rob Sadowsky to talk (and argue) about bikesharing, self-driving cars, and buying TriMet fare with your phone. All while drinking the first-ever batch of...||7/26/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPortland Afoot Podcast- Epic Pedalpalooza Edition||We discuss the history of pedalpalooza with the infamous Ken Southerland and Timo Forsberg. Also, how to get to Seattle for 7$, the top 5 small ways Europe is more walkable than the US, and the wonderful mini bike summer song by Trash Mountain Boys.||5/31/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPortland Afoot- Portland Voting Guide and Commuting Cats||This month on Portland Afoot's monthly transit podcast we discuss the low-car politics of Portland's local elections, getting your employer to pay for your transit pass, and Casper the Commuting Cat. And the requisite Sleater-Kinney reference. [Intro...||4/30/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPortland Afoot Podcast- European Report||This month's podcast gives the update from Europe's most famous carfree city, discusses the benefits of point-to-point carsharing, solves TriMet's budget crises with poetry charges and stripper MAXes and discusses beer as Portland's next pedestrian...||4/6/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPortland Afoot - Berlin Episode||On this episode, we talk about Berlin- all about the bicycles, bahns, and buses over in Germany's "poor but sexy" city. Oh yea, we also talk about TriMet's proposed budget cuts and renting out your driveway.||1/28/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPortland Afoot - Money Episode||This month's Money episode makes budgets exciting. We talk about TriMet's sweet balance-the-budget tool (and it's not-so-sweet proposed cuts), the city of Portland's transportation cuts and Getaround, the peer-to-peer carsharing service which is...||12/24/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPortland Afoot Thanksgiving Podcast ft. Doctor Jeff||This month's podcast features twitter transit celebrity Dr. Jeff Guardalabene. We discuss his holiday transit fare project to get TriMet tickets to those in need, why some TriMet drivers clearly need counseling, and where to see people doing...||11/24/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPortland Afoot Podcast- Multimodal Edition||Portland Afoot's monthly dose of low-car and transit news goes multimodal this month, in honor of TriMet's new Regional Trip Planner. Michael and Lillian discuss Trimet's Bike N Rides, the hassle of a full MAX car, and debate whether bikes are good...||10/23/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPortland Afoot Podcast - Carfree Cities Conference Edition||Carfree Cities Conference||9/26/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPortland Afoot Podcast- Episode 2||Portland Afoot's monthly dose of transit news discusses the impending death of the Free Rail Zone for streetcar, LIFT fare increases, the new carfree plaza on Ankeny street, and, of course, TriMet tweets.||8/17/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPortland Afoot Podcast- Episode 1||Pilot Episode||7/20/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
Great Even for Non-Portlanders
I live in San Jose, CA and really enjoy hearing about biking and other transit in Portland. The best part of the podcast is that the host don’t always agree; instead of an echo chamber, this podcast regularly presents honest, differing perspectives on biking in Portland.
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this is my bread and butter. I love transit and bicycling, and now I have a podcast devoted to it that I can listen to! Thanks, Portland Afoot - my favorite newsmagazine is now a podcast. Keep it up.
A must if you move around Portland by any means (except maybe, Hummer)
Witty, wonky, entertaining and edutaining. Listen and be a better person for it.