In his book Ecological Literacy, David Orr said we need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. He said we need people who live well in their places. People of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane.
These are the people who are redefining success in today’s terms and this podcast is for the peacemakers, healers, restorers and lovers of every kind.
Every other week, we talk to someone who is living well in their place and doing something to contribute to the world rather than take from it. We are breaking trail.
Today I am excited to introduce you to Katie Harris, who has dedicated her life’s work to connecting this country through bicycle transportation.
Katie Harris (she/her) is the Director of Community Impact at Adventure Cycling Association. She is passionate about creating a future where bike travel is safe and inclusive, and sees bike advocacy at the nexus of climate change, transportation justice, and healthy communities. She provides leadership for Adventure Cycling’s advocacy work, including the U.S. Bicycle Route System, ACA’s safety program, and the organization’s newest initiative, Bike Overnights, which is focused on supporting anyone who wants to experience the joy of bicycle travel, especially BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and transgender, women, intersex and gender nonconforming cyclists. A collaborator by nature, she loves building partnerships with mission-aligned organizations and individuals to further their collective missions. Katie lives in Bellingham, WA, where she spends her free time hiking, mountain biking, skiing, fly-fishing, and poring over maps, planning the next adventure.
We talk about:
- Safety on the roads
- Equity in biking
- Community Collaboration to get things done
- Stepping into our leadership, something I work to do every day
So with that, let’s listen in and gear up for what’s next.
Where to find Katie and other links:
- National Corridor Plan
- Nonprofits Unite to Create Equitable Access for Cycling
- Coast to Coast by Bike: Rails-to-Trails Magazine Green Issue
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