October 25, 2020

Two WIU Graduate Students Collaborate with Faculty to Research Diversity of QCs’ Bicycle Trails – Western Illinois University News

Two WIU Graduate Students Collaborate with Faculty to Research Diversity of QCs’ Bicycle Trails

October 12, 2020


MOLINE, IL – A collaborative research paper about Quad Cities bicycle trails by one Western Illinois University graduate student and one alumna, along with their professor, has been projected to “make a major contribution to the field,” with its findings related to diversity among those who use the trails.

Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration (RPTA) graduate student Sadie Parker, of Redlands, CA, and RPTA alumna Haily Hinson, of Hohenwald, TN, are in the process of making edits to their paper, “Spatial Accessibility of Bicycle Routes in the Quad Cities: Impacts for Environmental Justice.” The two authors wrote the paper as part of their graduate studies with RPTA Professor Rob Porter and hope to have it published in an academic journal.

The students’ research used Geographic Information System (GIS) data to more closely examine

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Blackburn Design partners with Bicycle Nomad to promote diversity

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — What began as an Instagram comment encouraging Blackburn Design to adopt a more inclusive marketing message quickly developed into a partnership between the 45-year-old company and a cycling pioneer with a far reach.

Blackburn hired the Bicycle Nomad, otherwise known as Erick Cedeño, as a paid brand ambassador to supplement the company’s social media posts and engage the public through cycling initiatives. Cedeño’s Bicycle Nomad Instagram page has nearly 26,000 followers.

“Quite literally, that is what started this conversation: Erick posting a comment on our Instagram account,” said Dan Powell, Blackburn Design marketing manager. “I followed up with him and asked if he had time to chat via phone. One conversation turned into a couple, and we decided to just have a standing call every Wednesday.”

That was June 4, and that’s when the brainstorming began.

“In our weekly calls, we asked each other questions,”

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Ryder Named a “Top Company for Women to Work For in Transportation” Underscoring Diversity Initiatives

Women In Trucking Association honors Ryder for second year in a row for its commitment to the employment of women in the trucking industry

Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in supply chain, dedicated transportation and commercial fleet management solutions, was recently announced as a recipient of the 2020 “Top Companies for Women to Work For in Transportation” by Redefining the Road, the official magazine of Women In Trucking Association (WIT). The magazine created the award to support part of WIT’s mission to promote the accomplishments of companies that are focused on the employment of women in the trucking industry. This year, more than 125 nominations were received and nearly 13,500 votes were cast to identify the companies that are leading the commitment to the employment of women in the trucking industry.

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Ryder is a recipient of

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