Episode 39: The Future of Cycling with Megan Hottman

When it comes to transportation, there are many modes available to us. But despite the greener and statistically happier option of cycling, there is a lot of work to do in the cycling industry. Some of that work includes ensuring motorists are informed about cycling laws, advocating for better safety precautions throughout cities and changing laws to define cyclists’ rights on the road. That’s where today’s guest steps in and shines. 

Megan Hottman is not just an athlete and cyclist; she’s a cyclist lawyer who founded Hottman Law to handle cyclist cases. Between creating awareness for the cause, representing injured cyclists and advocating for changed laws and behaviors, Megan is making serious headway in this industry. Join us as we discuss the difficulties of the current city landscape, the impact Covid-19 has had on cycling and what this will all look like in the future.


Clara Mouawad

Clara is the Content Specialist at BCC Research, where she spends her time writing blogs and white papers, designing graphics and thinking up ways BCC can take over the world...like with a podcast.

A world traveler (less so during COVID19, of course), marketing whiz and always thirsty for knowledge, Clara finds innovators in a variety of fields and asks the question that our listeners want to know: How will this industry, technology or company shape how we live and work in the future?

Episode Timeline

  • [00:00]Introducing the world of cycling and Megan Hottman, Cyclist lawyer
  • [03:20]Megan’s journey to becoming a cyclist lawyer
  • [06:16]Issues cyclists face when navigating city landscapes
  • [11:25]The most common legal issues that cyclists face when hit by motorists
  • [17:49]What motorists should know about cyclists
  • [22:25]Looking at cycling laws state-by-state
  • [26:46]The impact of Covid-19
  • [29:49]The mission of the Bike Ambassador Team
  • [32:02]The impact of the rise of e-bikes
  • [35:08]The cycling landscape in 10-15 years