Featured in Fall 2012 NSBE Magazine

As NSBE Lifetime Member #39, it is an honored to be featured in the Fall 2012 magazine.


Black Women Bike were featured guest of WHUR 96.3 FM "The Daily Drum" with Harold Fisher. Co-founder Najeema Washington, Steering Committee member Nichole Noel and I discuss biking in DC, safety, Black Women Bike and overcoming challenges to biking.

Video from White House Champions of Change

I am introduced at 13:51.  I was on panel 2, which starts at 39:19.  My specific speaking parts are at 41:40 and 56:33.

Panel 2, moderated by Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendes, included:

  • Jacque Whitsitt, for Roaring Fork Transportation Authority, CO (BRT in Rural America)
  • Rebecca M. Townsend, Manchester Community College, CT (Environmental Justice Strategies)
  • Bob Sloane, Walk Boston, (Livability)
  • Jason Roberts, Oak Cliff Transit Authority, TX (Livability and Streetcars)
  • Phillip Washington, Regional Transportation District, CO (Transportation Workforce Development)

White House Honors Champions of Change

I am so honored to be recognized by the White House as a Champion of Change. The best parts of the day were shaking hands with US DOT Secretary Ray LaHood and my family traveling to share this day with me. Here is an excerpt from the Secretary LaHood's blog.
"It was my distinct pleasure to welcome the 2012 transportation Champions of Change recognized yesterday by the White House. The 14 individuals selected for this honor comprise an amazing roster of transportation excellence and leadership. 
We've accomplished a lot at DOT in the past few years, but we did not do alone. In communities across the country, we have found bold, innovative leaders who have taken up the important cause of changing the way we think about transportation and have created jobs in the process. 
These Champions are making a difference every day in their local communities and across the country. And, thanks to them, it is a new day for transportation in America.

For his full blog post, CLICK HERE.

Additional Write-ups
White House website: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/07/30/bridging-technical-gap 

League of American Bicyclists: http://blog.bikeleague.org/blog/2012/08/bike-leaders-honored-by-white-house-as-champions-of-change/