Streets Ahead
Episode 3: Chris Boardman
3 May 2020 · 49 mins
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Episode three and we're joined by Chris Boardman, Greater Manchester's Cycling and Walking Commissioner. We hope you enjoy this episode of Streets Ahead, a new podcast dedicated to the world of active travel, liveable streets and people-focused urban design.

Cycling and Walking Commissioners

We wanted to find out more about the increasing number of Cycling and Walking Commissioners across the UK, and who better to speak to than Chris Boardman? Chris has travelled from his first job in carpentry in Tranmere to revolutionising cycling and walking in Manchester, with an Olympic Gold in Barcelona in between. Chris is hesitant to use the words "career", but we discuss the latest in his project; the only one that's kept him up at night in twenty years.

In this episode, we explore what's required of a Cycling and Walking Commissioner, discuss Chris' frustrations over Zebra crossings and whether he'd consider a job in politics. In addition, Ned makes a colossal faux pas, Adam struggles to speak in full sentences and Laura does her best not to follow remote podcasting etiquette.

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