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December 16, 2020

Comcast Newsmakers Interview

Executive Director, Dave Simmons, was featured on Comcast Newsmakers and took the opportunity to discuss how Ride Illinois is working to make biking better in Illinois. Host, Ellee Pai Hong, and Dave focused on three main topics during their conversation:

  • Education for cyclists and motorists
  • The importance of bike infrastructure and legislation
  • The many benefits of biking for recreation and transportation

In addition, their discussion touched on the increased interest in biking during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the long wait Ellee is experiencing after ordering a bike several months ago.

Share your comments and reactions to this interview by emailing us info@rideillinois.org. The full 5-minute interview is available below.

About Comcast Newsmakers

Comcast Newsmakers is the longest-running news and public affairs platform of any cable operator in the country. Having launched in 1990 with a single production unit near the nation’s capital, Comcast Newsmakers today includes a national edition, regional production serving select Comcast markets, and a growing digital presence.

Centrally focused on issue-based conversations, Comcast Newsmakers welcomes regional and national trailblazers to discuss ideas, assess community challenges and progress, and inspire meaningful action. Learn more at comcastnewsmakers.com.