Your monthly roundup of news, tools, and events from the world of 8 80 Cities.

From the 8 80 Blog: Winter Is a Threat to Public Health. How Can Cities Fight Back?

8 80 Cities’ own Candice Leung and Ryan O’Connor share some best practices on how cities can support public health during the winter.

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Why It's Good for Grown-Ups to Go Play

Playing is about so much more than just goofing off. Jennifer Wallace discusses how taking time to play as an adult is natural and can bring positive impacts to one’s daily life.

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Our friends at Streetfilms attended the National Bike Summit 2019 in Washington D.C. Taking advantage of the attendees and the context, they've asked a peculiar question: What's the most ridiculous comment you've heard for opposing bike lanes? 
Check out the answers.Some are too familiar, aren't they?
This report sheds light on how Scarborough Cycles, an innovative program led by TCAT between 2015 and 2018, tapped into the potential for cycling in this eastern suburban district of Toronto. The three-year community bike hub project has successfully repaired over 2,000 bicycles, led over 1,000 people on rides, and trained over 200 people in cycling skills.
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How to Push Kid-Friendly Transit in a Rapidly Urbanizing City

This transcribed interview shines light on how child-focused policy agenda can be applied in a rapidly urbanizing city like Dakar Senegal. This conversation between Molly McCluskey and Chakera McIntosh, an advocate and mother, discusses the challenges and opportunities in shifting city building narratives to one that is child focused.

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Remarkable Women in Transportation

March is marked as Women’s History Month and on March 8th, 8 80 Cities observed International Women’s Day. On this day, the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative and Women Mobilize Women group launched the initial publication of a series that highlights female experts in transportation.

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Various Toronto organization have partnered to organize a one-day conference on racial equity and active transportation planning in suburban areas of the city. 

TED Talk: Let's End Ageism

Ashton Applewood talks ageism, the self-inflicted prejudice that makes us think we shouldn’t celebrate that amazing ability our bodies have in adapting and growing.

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