The world is changing and the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia’s regular programing is changing with it. Recently, we began a new series on Facebook Live called “Tune-Up Tuesdays” in which Bicycle Coalition Youth Cycling Coordinator Kieran Campbell teaches you some ins and outs of bike maintenance.
Additionally, we’ve created a new live show called “Bike Talk” in which Bicycle Coalition Policy Director Randy LoBasso speaks with transportation advocates and leaders about some ways we can all work together to create a better, safer region for bicycling and walking.
The first episode is Wednesday, May 6, and it will be broadcast every other week thereafter. On May 6th at noon, Randy will be speaking with Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako.
Max is is a 4th year medical student at the Yale School of Medicine who grew up in Yaounde, Cameroon. He earned a B.S. in civil and environmental engineering at Howard University (hence his interest in transportation) and a Masters in Bioengineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
He is currently engaged in a research fellowship with the Center for Emergency Care & Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where he is studying the impact of green spaces on health outcomes as well as quality of addiction care for people with opioid use disorder. He writes about racism and medical education in the medical student magazine “InTraining” and hosts a podcast focusing on health disparities titled “Flip The Script.”
In a recent op/ed for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Max argued for free Indego bike sharing for essential workers during the COVID crisis. You can read his op/ed here.
Randy and Max will speak about the importance of bike sharing services in cities and its impact on both transportation equity and public health. To watch, go to Facebook.com/Bicycle.Coalition at noon on Wednesday, May 6.