Tony Desnick, the Director for Development and New Projects with Nice Ride Minnesota, gives a compelling TED Talk about the ways biking can change you.
“When you’re on a bicycle, you see the world differently than if you’re looking at it through a windshield. You can smell it, you can feel it, you can hear it, and you can see it.”
Ben is a Seattle area native, living with his husband downtown since 2013. He started in queer grassroots organizing in 2009 and quickly developed a love for all things political and wonky. When he’s not reading news articles, he can be found excitedly pointing out new buses or prime plots for redevelopment to his uninterested friends who really just want to get to dinner. Ben served as The Urbanist's Policy and Legislative Affairs Director from 2015 to 2018 and primarily writes about political issues.