A bicycle is transportation from one location to another, but it's so much more than that. In this TEDxSaltLakeCity talk, Davey Davis tells us about a different kind of transportation bicycles provide: from disparate to connected, apathetic to engaged, helpless to empowered.
David Eyer Davis is the executive director of the Bicycle Collective, a statewide upcycling nonprofit that uses bicycles as tools for empowerment. He came to the Collective as a volunteer in 2007 with no knowledge of bicycle mechanics and has since integrated bicycles into his life by leading bicycle tours, writing and editing bicycle publications, organizing events, and outfitting friends and strangers with bicycles for every purpose.
Davis advocates using a bike habitually to positively re-shape our bodies, our needs, our minds, and our cities. He recognizes that bicycles aren’t inherently positive, but has found both bicycle riding and bike refurbishing to encourage patience, conservation, and intentional behavior. These outlooks and skills can apply to any positive discipline, informing us in living happier, healthier, and more humane lives.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx