Cities Down South is a show about the places we live and how we get around them. We'll hear from Georgia locals about the issues affecting our cities, towns and neighborhoods, from walking and biking to climate resilience.
Becca Zajac is Executive Director of the Dragonfly Trail Network in Columbus, Georgia, a nonprofit group that is implementing an ambitious protected trail network across one of the most populous cities in the state. How did Dragonfly come to be? What is it like running an organization dedicated to building trails -- and what are the focus points required for a trail network to be successful?
What does AARP have to do with complete streets, walkability, and vibrant neighborhoods? A lot, turns out. Join us as Kay Sibetta and Myrtle Habersham from AARP talk about why creating safe, walkable and bikeable communities is critically important for seniors -- and for everyone else, too.
In this episode, we hear from John Bennett, Safety Education Programs Manager for Georgia Bikes. John has been in bike and pedestrian advocacy for years, and talks about how he got into working on cycling and walking initiatives in the state, the promise of e-bikes, the reason we cycle, and misconceptions around cycling we still need to overcome.