E576 – Hami Ramani – Cycling Advocate


Photo of two people standing along a black metal fence with a distant view of wispy clouds. She has a white shirt and dark pants and holds a bike helmet and smiles while looking at the camera. He has a mustache and yellow shirt and dark shorts and looks away.
Hami and Mia

Hami Ramani is a neurologist who has a big interest in making biking safer and reducing the usage of cars. He’s now in Portland and seems to be leading a resurgence of active transportation advocacy in the area.

Jason Aufdenberg says, “Dear Sprocket Podcast, I enjoyed the discussion on bike commuting in EP 571! Like Guthrie, I too am interested if anyone is making bike maps with routes that optimized for shade. One easy upgrade that will make many city bike maps more usable is to make the maps available as a geospatial PDF files. This type of file, on your phone, allows you to see your location on the bike map using only the phone’s GPS signal, no internet connection/data plan required. My city, Daytona Beach, has no official bike map so I made one of my own and published it as a free geospatial PDF file that works with the Avenza Maps App. More info on my map here. I’m curious if any other Sprocket Podcast listeners live in places with no official bike map and have made their own maps.

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