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The War on Cars

The War on Cars brings you news and commentary on the latest developments in the worldwide fight to undo a century's worth of damage wrought by the automobile and make cities better. Hosted by Doug Gordon, Sarah Goodyear and Aaron Naparstek and produced by Curtis Fox. Music by Nathaniel Goodyear. Logo by Dani Finkel/Crucial D.

Jun 30, 2020

In the span of one month the StreetRiders have become a major presence in the Black Lives Matter movement in New York. Their weekly bike protests have taken over streets, bridges and highways and attracted thousands of people of all ages to rally against police violence. In this interview, Doug talks with StreetridersNYC co-founder Orlando Hamilton about how he found his voice as a political organizer, what bicycles bring to the protest movement and what it feels like to look out and see 10,000 people filling the streets of Times Square all in support of Black lives.

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“How Protestors Are Using Their Bikes to Fight Racism” (Bicycling)

“‘There’s no Bike Lanes. It’s Not Even Nice Roads’ - Biking As a Means of Protest and Exposing Racism” (Streetsblog)

“10,000 bicyclists participated in Black Lives Matter bike ride” (Brooklyn Vegan)

This episode was produced, recorded and edited by Doug Gordon. 

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