#Damien Talks Episode 17: Fighting the Bikelash with Modacity

This week, with the California legislative session moving faster than my ability to cover it in a podcast, we’re taking a little break from the halls of the Capitol.

bruntletts#DamienTalks with Chris and Melissa Bruntlett of Modacity. Modacity is a Vancouver-based consulting team run by this husband-and-wife team to push back against bikelash in their home city and throughout North America. They do this by telling the stories of how road safety projects have improved communities, business receipts, travel to school, and more.

For example, Chris tells the story of a restaurant owner who was scared that a road diet project would cost him his business. Now, with bike lanes replacing car parking in front of his establishment, he has more customers than ever.

Modacity will be presenting what they’ve learned during a trip to Los Angeles in October. On October 8, they’ll be at the Echo Park Film Center. On October 11, they’ll be in Santa Monica. You can get more information for these events here: Los AngelesSanta Monica.

We’re always looking for sponsors, show ideas, and feedback. You can contact me at damien@streetsblog.org, at twitter @damientypes, online at Streetsblog California or on Facebook at StreetsblogCA.

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