Ben Brenner talks about BicycleMobile.org on Studio10
Ben Brenner joined us on Studio10 to Introduce the launch of BicycleMobile.org!
It’s a new website devoted to sharing information about Mobile’s growing bicycle community. The website provides important information on current local bicycle related issues and petitions, volunteer opportunities, organized ride schedules, maps, and other bicycle-related resources.
John Blanton, a representative of Team Share the Road spearheaded the project. “We were looking for a way to encourage people to sign bicycle infrastructure petitions, and the idea transformed into a clearinghouse of all sorts of useful information about bicycling in and around Mobile,” said Blanton.
Over the last several months Blanton and his team developed the site and gathered information from a variety of organizations and services to display on it. The team, composed of Blanton; local web developer, Jeff Mroz (jmroz.net); and bicycle advocate/media specialist, Ben Brenner (benbrenner.com), recognized the need for better coordination between bicycle organizations, environmental and advocacy non-profits, and the city. Brenner says, “Mobile has great potential to become a bicycle-friendly city. To get there, we need more people understanding the issues, signing petitions and volunteering their time. This website provides a convenient place to become involved in grassroots efforts to improve the quality of life in Mobile.”
In addition to information for biking advocates, BicycleMobile.org has useful resources for anyone with a bike from those just starting out to those that ride hundreds of miles a week. Visitors can find local bike shops, safety guides, route maps, and information on biking groups and group rides.
Team Share the Road is a 501(c) (3) Non Profit Organization dedicated to promoting safe access to streets, roads, and highways for both Pedestrians and Cyclists.