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Talking Headways: A Streetsblog Podcast
25 minutes | 2 days ago
Episode 329: Manual Undermining Terrific Community Design (MUTCD)
This week we’re joined by former Seattle Mayor And Executive Director of America Walks Mike McGinn. Mike chats with us about the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and why now is the time to speak up in order to make important changes.
53 minutes | 4 days ago
Episode 87: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Freeway Fight!!!
This week we're joined by Joe Cortright of City Observatory and Aaron Brown of No More Freeways to talk about the local fight against freeway expansion through Portland's Rose Quarter. We chat about the freeway industrial complex, the ping pong of travel forecasting, and what new federal discussions mean for the movement. Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire Find us at http://theoverheadwire.com
43 minutes | 9 days ago
Episode 328: Street Commerce
This week we’re joined by Professor Andres Sevtsuk, professor of Urban Science at the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning to talk about his book Street Commerce: Creating More Vibrant Urban Sidewalks. We chat the importance of location in urban retail, the city factors that might determine a store’s success, and why urban retail should be studied more in planning school.
61 minutes | 11 days ago
Episode 86: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Infrastructure!
This week on the podcast Chrissy and I go over initial thoughts on the American Jobs Plan and discuss what we think infrastructure means and how we might pay for it. Check out the White House American Jobs Plan fact sheet.
41 minutes | 16 days ago
Episode 327: What Makes an Age Friendly Place?
This week we’re joined by Danielle Arigoni, AARP’s Director of Livable Communities. Danielle chats with us about how AARP is working in every state to help cities become more age friendly, how the pandemic is affecting older Americans, and how we can think more holistically about aging in place.
62 minutes | 23 days ago
Episode 326: The Annual Prediction Show! with Yonah Freemark
This week we’re joined again by Yonah Freemark for the annual prediction show! Yonah chats with us about his new job at the Urban Institute, projects added to his transit inventory, and we make predictions about the coming infrastructure bill.
30 minutes | 25 days ago
Episode 85: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Not Enough Sand!!
This week on the show we are Solo again but have no fear, we keep it short and fun and topical. FHWA asks TXDOT to halt I-45 work, we need more missing LARGE housing, and we're running out of sand! FHWA Asks Texas to halt I-45 Expansion - Houston Public Media Missing Large Housing - Alfred Twu The urban river swimming renaissance - Pop Up City A crisis of sand - Deutche Welle Should peds wear AV vests? Tree Hugger (NO) Cities could lose Metro status - AP Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire Support the show at http://patreon.com/theoverheadwire
55 minutes | a month ago
Episode 325: Designing Fair Transport Systems
This week we’re joined by Karel Martens, Associate Professor of Architecture and Town Planning at Technion – Isreal Insitute of Technology. Karel talks with us about the philosophy underpinning the idea of sufficient accessibility and how he got to the idea in his book Transport Justice.
43 minutes | a month ago
Episode 324: Latina Leaders in Transit
This week, Angie Rivera-Malpiede, Board Chair of the Regional Transportation District in Denver talks with Cindy Chavez, Former Board Chair of the VTA and Current Santa Clara County Supervisor. These Latina leaders chat about getting communities involved in transportation and leadership.
33 minutes | a month ago
Episode 84: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Give Me Access!
This week on the Mondays show Jeff talks about a big range of topics including the environmental impact of internal combustion and electric vehicles in terms of materials consumed. He also talks about broadband moves and transportation policy. Wastefulness of ICE engines - Guardian US Mining conundrum - Reuters Banning broadband networks? Ars Technica Appalaicha's digital divide - CNET UK tightens screws on Uber - Wired Magazine A new era of transport equity - Politico Climate transportation plan - Rolling Stone A definition of equity - Bloomberg Bonus Heidelberg’s move toward a car-less city - New York Times First city to provide reparations - ABC News Berlin's rent cap one year in - Deutsche Welle Here comes the flying taxis - City Monitor Portland, Replica part ways - RedTailMedia
50 minutes | a month ago
Episode 323: City Legibility and Wayfinding
This week we're joined by Tim Fendley, Founder and Creative Director at Applied. Tim chats with us about lessons he's learned from doing wayfinding projects around the world including Legible London. 32
40 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 322: Less Congestion After Ride Hailing Cessation
This week we’re joined by UC Berkeley PhD candidate Matthew Tarduno. Matt talks to us about his paper comparing congestion and economic impacts of ride hailing companies Uber and Lyft before and after the cessation of service in Austin Texas.
65 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 83: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Earmarks and Sausage Making
This week Erik Weber of Hip joins the show to talk about federal policy changes at DOT, how federal housing policy is actually real estate policy, the origins of the lawn as the American Dream, and how travel, not just housing, has become more segregated. Dear Colleague Letter - Streetsblog USA Problem with housing policy - Sightline Institute Travel segregation - Brown University Origins of the lawn as American Dream - History Channel Glass Gem Corn - Business Insider Follow us @theoverheadwire on twitter Support us on Patreon http://patreon.com/theoverheadwire
42 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 321: A Second Bay Crossing
This week we’re joined by Sadie Graham, BART Program Director for Link21, a rail network planning program for the SF Bay Area. Sadie chats about planning for a second bay crossing and the potential for a suite of projects to improve regional connectivity. We also talk about the frustrations of long term capital projects including politics, costs, and getting it done before you retire.
34 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 82: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Donuts and Freeways
This week on the show Jeff talks about the Amsterdam donut model of economics, how Denver is using medical professionals to respond to some police calls, how Nevada might allow tech companies to create cities and obsession with new towns, expanding I-45 in Houston, and a better way to do for-profit affordable housing in Charlotte.
37 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 320: Mopeds to Go
This week we’re joined by Haley Rubinson, Vice President of Business Development at Revel. We talk about why mopeds work for urban mobility, the dominance of automobiles in discussions about transportation, and if land use plays a part in adoption trends.
48 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 319: Shared Mobility, Vaccines, Vacations
This week we’re again joined by Shared Use Mobility Center Founder in Residence Sharon Feigon. Sharon talks with us about what she hopes the focus will be for the next administration, how shared mobility has fared during the pandemic, and her plans for the future.
53 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 81: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Scott Bernstein on Poverty Reduction
This week we're joined by Scott Bernstein, Founder and Director Emeritus of the Center for Neighborhood Technology. Scott joins the show to chat with us about some of the ways cities and public agencies can work to reduce poverty. A penny saved is a penny earned. This is Mondays with Scott #1
30 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 318: Open Source Electric Bus
This week we’re joined by Erica Eggleton, a PhD Candidate at the University of Washington to chat about her work on Route Dynamics, an open source program that estimates the energy demand for electric bus routes run by King County Metro. We talk about how Route Dynamics calculates electric bus energy consumption and how it might be useful to transit agencies.
69 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 80: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Addicted to Linked In
This week on the Mondays show Dawn Miller, VP for Policy and Partnerships at Coord and Chrissy Mancini Nichols join the show. We chat about Mayor Pete's Senate hearing, Sacramento's move away from single family zoning, and Dallas' new mobility plan. We also talk a bit about DOT political appointments and Bernie's Wild Ride. Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire Support us at http://patreon.com/theoverheadwire Get a Bus Only Scarf at http://theoverheadwire.com
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