Creating an active transportation network

Alaska is known for trail sports, from backpacking to sled dog racing, that began as practical means of transportation. That’s happening again. More and more people are using bikes and feet to get to work, even in Anchorage, with our car-oriented urban design. On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’ll talk about building an active transportation network that can help human-powered travelers stay safe, and take advantage of all the health benefits.

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HOST: Charles Wohlforth

GUESTS:  

  • Andrew Ooms, Senior Engineer with Kittelson & Associates, Inc.
  • Steve Cleary, Executive Director, Alaska Trails
  • Craig Lyon, Transportation Plannning Manager at the Anchorage Municipality and AMATS Coordinator
  • Eric “Bork” Bork, Audio Media Content Producer for Alaska Public Media

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BROADCAST: Thursday, May 11, 2017. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, May 18, 2017. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Eric Bork, or you can just call him “Bork” because everybody else does, is the FM Content Producer for KSKA-FM. He produces and edits episodes of Outdoor Explorer, Addressing Alaskans, as well as a few other programs. He also maintains the web posts for those shows and many others on alaskapublic.org. You can sometimes hear him filling in for Morning Edition or find him operating the sound board for any of the live broadcast programs. After escaping the Detroit area when he was 18, Bork made it up to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where he earned a degree in Communications/Radio Broadcasting from Northern Michigan University. He spent time managing the college radio station, working for the local NPR affiliate and then in top 40 radio in Michigan before coming to Alaska to work his first few summers. After then moving to Chicago, it only took five years to convince him to move back to Alaska in 2010. When not involved in great radio programming he’s probably riding a bicycle, thinking about riding bicycles, dreaming about bikes, reading a book or planning the next place he’ll travel to. Only two continents left to conquer!