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T-Talks Series: (Talk #4) Active Transportation: Biking and Walking for Health & Wellness
“What I love about cycling is that it’s like meditation. My mind is in a trance, my legs on autopilot, under my shoulders, the wind provides a little breeze, reminding me to breathe. And even when I’m underwater, or moving along on the street, on my bike I can levitate.”
-Ambar Johnson

Biking, walking, and any mode of transportation that is not a car isn’t just for recreational use and it shouldn’t be reserved for those who have the means and space to. Many use these modes for their own emotional, physical, and spiritual wellbeing. These ways of moving should be open for anyone to do and our neighborhoods should change so we can do so.

Join us for a conversation centered around YOU! Hear personal stories from our panelists, explore the overall health benefits of being outdoors, learn about the street changes that help to enhance the peace within us, share your #anythingthat’snotacarjoy, and much more. Our aim is for you to walk away with an enhanced perspective of walking and biking.


Who are the T-Talks for: The T-Talks series is for anyone who wants to learn more about transportation. We are prioritizing residents of Mattapan, Dorchester, Hyde Park, and Roxbury and those who identify as BIPOC.


Story Tellers:
Michelle Cook, League Cycling Instructor, Urban Farmer & Naturalist
Ambar Johnson, Creative, Transportation Planner + Bicycle Instructor + Writer
Allentza Michel, Urban planner, social practice artist, DEI facilitator

Born Bi-Kim
Michelle Cook
Jahiem Dwyer
Ambar Johnson
Allentza Michel

Michelle Cook, Urban Outdoors Association (
Allentza Michel, Powerful Pathways (
Shavel'le Olivier, Mattapan Food & Fitness Coalition (

Supported by:
Transportation for Massachusetts
Brigham and Women Hospital
Fairmount-Indigo CDC Collaborative

Apr 22, 2021 06:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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