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Better Cities, Fewer Cars, More Bikes

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Making it easy for people to get from Point A to Point B is a big concern in urban areas. Here in Utah most people simply drive. Urban designer MikaelColville-Andersen wants that to change. He wants more people to bike and walk, not for their health, but because they’re the easiest ways to get around. They aren’t, yet, but Colville-Andersen wants to change that, too. He joins us Wednesday to discuss how better designed cities can make it effortless for people to get from here to there without driving.

Mikael Colville-Andersen is an urban designer and an urban-mobility expert. He’s the CEO and founder of the Copenhagenize Design Co. Team, which consults with cities on bicycle culture, planning, traffic, and communications. He blogs at Copenhagenize.com. He was in Salt Lake City this week as a guest of Bike Utah.

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.