E552 – Sam Balto, PhysEd Teacher and Active Transportation Advocate

Sam Balto is a physical education teacher and an advocate for active transportation.  Especially now that kids are attending school from home, how do we encourage them to get into their 60 minutes of physical activity per day?  He also shares his story of putting a picture of Tom Brady on a crosswalk and setting up “traffic gardens.”

More about Sam:
@CoachBalto on Twitter
BikePortland story on Red Cup Project
Video of Roseway Heights Traffic Garden Project

Also, as always, thanks to our nationally recognized “top beer bar in Oregon” beverage sponsor, The Beer Mongers on SE12th and Division, now open for more than 4,000 days consecutively. They have a patio outside the place and, if you’re lucky, you might be able to catch some sports with sound.  The big stick remains indoor on the ceiling.  And, as always, thanks to our generous Patreon donors that keep us going!

From Multnomah County: Help Decide the Future of the Burnside Bridge

From NPR: Pandemic Drastically Cut Emissions From Cars. The Lone Exception? SUVs

Free bike education every 4th Wednesday with Courtney Williams at 6pm Eastern, NYC Bike Mayor, via Zoom – find out more on Instagram at @thebrownbikegirl

The 11th Annual Storytelling Event from the Street Trust, Love in Motion!
This year we are going virtual. Mark your calendars for Thursday Feb 4 @ 5:30pm

From J Leko! Which we have learned is pronounced LEE co. He and Mayra (MY ra) said, “On the Tenth Anniversary podcast, you wanted suggestions/itineraries for a credit card tour. Here’s one Mayra and I plus two friends had planned for last October (which was cancelled for obvious reasons…) for the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP). 

Background: GAP trail runs from Pittsburg, PA to Cumberland, MD where it joins up with the C&O Canal Towpath ending in Washington, D.C. The majority of the GAP are old railroad trails, so there are almost NO CARS to contend with! :-)”

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