DiscoverActive TownsTaking Action w/ Jonathan Fertig (video)
Taking Action w/ Jonathan Fertig (video)

Taking Action w/ Jonathan Fertig (video)

Update: 2020-12-16


Show Notes:

Flowers in pots, a flower in a traffic cone, red cups, 6-foot tall cardboard comic character cutouts... just some of the safer street activism materials Jonathan Fertig has employed and deployed during his years of advocacy work in Boston and Denver.

John and Jonathan chat about what got him started in advocacy, his move to Denver, and how his life and activity levels have shifted now that he and his wife Helen are in the outdoor playground that is Colorado. This episode is also available as a video podcast

Additional Links:

Episode Landing Page on Active Towns website (bonus photos)

Jonathan's Twitter handle
POP-UP COMICS PUSH FOR BETTER BIKE LANES - story Boston Globe article Treehugger article Cycling Weekly article

Tactical Urbanism book published by Island Press

Mike Lydon of Street Plans and his Active Towns Podcast Episode


9News Complete Streets Story
Denver Bicycle Lobby

Denver Streets Partnership our Active Towns Podcast Episode with Jill Locantore

Bicycle Colorado

Red Cup Story

Denver Streetsblog Interview of Jonathan

Kidical Mass Denver and Arleigh Greenwald

STROAD definition 
Show Credits:

Audio Production by Active Towns

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Taking Action w/ Jonathan Fertig (video)

Taking Action w/ Jonathan Fertig (video)

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