Podcast #14 – Bicycles and Equity along Franklin Avenue with Melody Hoffmann

A sidewalk cyclist on Franklin Avenue.

The latest podcast is here! This week we have a conversation with Melody Hoffmann, a phd candidate in the Communication Studies department at the University of Minnesota. Melody is researching bicycling advocacy and gentrification issues in the US, in places like Milwaukee, Minneapolis, and Portland Oregon. We met up at the Seward Pizzza Luce a few days ago to talk about recent proposed changes to Franklin Avenue, the challenges of designing spaces for both bicyclists and pedestrians,  and some of the race, class, and gender divides that exist within the Twin Cities cycling community.  I hope you enjoy our conversation.

The file is here. You can subscribe to the whole thing on iTunes.

Bill Lindeke

About Bill Lindeke

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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.