Local activist gets bike trains onto prime time TV

Remember local citizen activist Kiel Johnson? Back in August he organized a conference to educate parents and school administrators about the concept of bike trains (where folks meet up in the neighborhood and ride into school together).

About three weeks later Kiel created a website and had six schools signed up for bike trains. His efforts got noticed by a Portland-based producer who works with NBC’s new “School Pride” television show. Kiel was flown to Los Angeles to be interviewed for the show and the segment aired on Friday. Check it out below…

Way to go Kiel!

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Nick V
Nick V
11 years ago

Good for him! And I’m glad he bypassed the local media who continue to be slow to embrace ideas like this.

jj
jj
11 years ago

awesome! we’ve been participating in the abernethy bike train this year, and it’s so fun to ride in with so many other kids and parents. way to go, kiel!

Steve Hoyt-McBeth
11 years ago

Kiel’s work is very inspiring and it’s great to see it recognized. I’m sure the segment will inspire people around the states to initiate similar programs.

And props to my co-workers in the Safe Routes to School program (including the BTA) for their great work.

Paul Tay
Paul Tay
11 years ago

Thumbs…UP.

Robert Ping
Robert Ping
11 years ago

Well done, Kiel!

matt picio
11 years ago

Awesome job – keep it up, Kiel!