Episode 1

HEALTH | bike

Commute: Bike
Studio: Health Equity

In this episode, we explore what it means to choose a healthier, more physical way to get from here to there.

Laura with Vayong Moua

Then, we head to the studio where we talk to Vayong Moua, Director of Health Equity Advocacy at the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross Blue Shield Minnesota, about a different take on our reputation as one of the healthiest states – and what we can do to improve it.

Apparatus project fellow Matt Goodwin with Selam and Darius.

First, we join Selam Gebremariam from Our Streets MPLS (formerly the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition) and Darius Gray of the Friendly Streets Initiative for a bike-along to some very important Saturday morning errands.

Interactive Map: Diversity & Minneapolis Bikeways

Developed by our project fellow Matt Goodwin, this interactive map shows current and proposed bikes infrastructure in Minneapolis with the diversity index of the region displayed as different shadings in each area.


Users can use the "Layers" selector to turn on/off layers that show percentage of Hispanic population and percentage of Black population, as well to show how current plans for active infrastructure investment effect these communities. To interact with the map's layers, visit: http://arcg.is/1Gur9a