They Went Thataway

They Went Thataway

Welcome to They Went Thataway. This eye-opening new podcast introduces fun and insightful conversations about smarter, healthier and better means for transportation. Presented by Way to Go.

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December 18, 2020 18 min
It’s time to meet the people who move people, otherwise known as public transportation experts. Our host Bret Saunders chats with Debra Johnson, the CEO and General Manager of the region’s transit agency, and the first female to serve in this position. Debra joined The Regional Transportation District amid a period of change and uncertainty introduced by the pandemic, but her decades of experience and holistic approach to recovery ...
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As a pandemic-friendly activity, e-bike sales have accelerated in the Denver region, but will this battery-powered boom last? Our host Bret Saunders talks with Will Toor, Executive Director at the Colorado Energy Office, about the emerging “transportation electrification” of our world. From reduced pollution, increased portability, and sweat-less rides, there’s a lot to like about e-bikes. The question is: How do we make them acces...
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November 24, 2020 26 min
Our host Bret Saunders speaks with Dr. Robin Mazumder, an urban neuroscientist, about the psychological impacts of urban design. Leveraging wearable technology, virtual reality and a distinguished background in mental health, Dr. Mazumder examines how a city’s design can make its citizens happier. Later, Andrew Iltis of the Downtown Denver Partnership profiles the 5280 Trail, a five-mile connective path around our urban core of dow...
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November 24, 2020 19 min
Our host Bret Saunders speaks with Jack Todd from Bicycle Colorado to debunk some common cycling myths, offer up outstanding bike commuting tips and promote a couple of free local programs to help people learn (or remember) how to ride a bike! Later, Deirdre Moynihan from Ride the Rockies tells Bret a fascinating story about a group of local Somali women that came up with some inventive solutions to riding a bike with a hijab. Down...
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