Talking Headways: A Streetsblog Podcast

Talking Headways: A Streetsblog Podcast

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Talking Headways is a podcast hosted by Streetsblog USA and Jeff Wood of The Overhead Wire. We explore the intersection of transportation, urban planning, city living, and anything else that piques our interest.
189: The New Atlanta Way
Jun 14 • 40 min
Odetta MacLeish White of the Transformation Alliance joins the pod this week
188: The Cost of a Subway
Jun 7 • 44 min
Alon Levy joins the podcast to talk about commuter rail plans and subway construction costs
187: A Shift in the Short Trip
May 31 • 41 min
Sharon Feigon of the Shared Use Mobility Center joins the podcast again to talk about the latest trends
186: Bonus Episode - The City as Mobility Operating System
May 29 • 88 min
SXSW Panel hosted by moovel and RMI
185: Building a Culture of Ridership
May 23 • 39 min
Executive Director of the KC Streetcar Authority Tom Gerend joins the podcast
184: Extraordinary Innovation at LA Metro
May 17 • 44 min
LA Metro CEO Phil Washington joins the podcast to talk about what’s going on in Los Angeles
183: Planning for Godzilla in SimCity
May 10 • 50 min
Joe DiStefano joind the podcast to talk about planning in the digital age
182: Media Has Shaped the City
May 3 • 34 min
Shannon Mattern joins the podcast this week to talk about her new book Code+Clay … Data+Dirt
181: Climbing the Ladder Together
Apr 26 • 29 min
Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone joins the podcast to talk about the green line expansion and more
180: The Evolution of Federal Livability Policy
Apr 18 • 42 min
Mariia Zimmerman joins the podcast to talk federal policy and TOD
179: Data will Respirate the Future City
Apr 12 • 49 min
LADOT GM Seleta Reynolds joins the pod to talk about the future of transportation in LA
178: The Three Revolutions in Transportation
Apr 5 • 40 min
Dan Sperling joins the podcast to talk about his new book Three Revolutions
177: Peak Experience with Jarrett Walker
Mar 29 • 43 min
Transit Planner Jarrett Walker joins us in Austin to talk about language.
176: Mobility is Like a Heavy Metal Band
Mar 21 • 59 min
A plenary from the Shared Mobility Summit in Chicago hosted by Jeff Tumlin
175: Albuquerque - An Example for Midsized Cities
Mar 15 • 30 min
Brian Reilly joins to the podcast to talk about Albuquerque
174: Building More Than Just a Transit Line
Mar 1 • 45 min
Jonathan Sage Martinson, former CEO of the Central Corridor Funders Collaborative joins us to talk about the Minneapolis St. Paul Green Line and advocacy
173: Pro·pin·qui·ty - The State of Being Close to Someone or Something
Feb 22 • 45 min
Robert Cervero, Eric Guerra, and Stefan Al talk about thier new book Beyond Mobility
172: The Smartest Station
Feb 15 • 42 min
George Karayannis of Panasonic’s CityNow discusses smart cities and Pena Station Next
171: This is Not Mapping Just for Humans
Feb 8 • 24 min
Christof Hellmis of HERE Technologies joins the podcast this week to talk about mapping data.
170: Houston Spreads Like a Spilled Bucket of Water
Feb 1 • 49 min
Kyle Shelton joins the podcast to talk about his new book about Houston called Power Moves
169: Annual Prediction Show with Yonah Freemark
Jan 25 • 48 min
Yonah is back for his 5th appearance predicting the future of transit in North America
168: Conference Clash - TRB vs CES
Jan 18 • 48 min
This week we chat with Ron Milam of Fehr and Peers about his experiences at TRB vs Jeff’s experiences at CES
167: Changing Hearts and Minds in the Street Renaissance
Jan 11 • 66 min
Several Speakers from NACTO discuss the street renaissance
166: Paris’ Transportation Revolution
Dec 21, 2017 • 39 min
Paris’ Deputy Mayor of Transportation and Public Space Christophe Najdovski gives the closing speech at NACTO 2017
165: Transatlantic Part II
Dec 14, 2017 • 41 min
Jonn Elledge is back!
164: Taming Pittsburgh’s Aggressive Corridors
Dec 6, 2017 • 48 min
Karina Ricks and Breen Masciotra join us this week to talk about Pittsburgh
163: Mayor Rahm Emanuel at NACTO Chicago
Nov 29, 2017 • 32 min
The mayor of Chicago talks with us from the NACTO designing cities conference in Chicago
162: One Rule - Don’t Talk About Professor’s Parking Spaces
Nov 16, 2017 • 39 min
James Corless, CEO of SACOG joins the podcast to talk local and federal policy
161: Defending the Right of Way
Nov 9, 2017 • 26 min
Benjamin De La Pena joins the podcast to talk about SDOT’s new mobility playbook
160: Mayors of Innovation
Oct 26, 2017 • 70 min
Three mayors of major US Cities on a panel at the Railvolution conference in Denver.
159: A Tombstone with NEPA on It
Oct 19, 2017 • 20 min
Diana Mendes joins us at Railvolution to talk about environmental policy and more
158: Visiting with Congressman Earl Blumenauer
Oct 12, 2017 • 35 min
Congressman Blumenauer joins the podcast at Railvoltion in Denver
157: Subsidizing Congestion with Commuter Tax Benefits
Oct 5, 2017 • 45 min
Tony Dutzik and Steven Higashide join the podcast to talk about commuter parking tax breaks
156: 14 Years and One Purple Line
Sep 28, 2017 • 35 min
Dan Reed joins us live at the Railvolution conference in Denver to talk about the Purple Line
155: Guidelines and Expectations for Transit Oriented Development
Sep 14, 2017 • 35 min
Abby Thorne Lyman joins the pod to talk about BART’s new TOD guidelines
154: Land Value Capture and Transit
Sep 7, 2017 • 25 min
This week we’re bringing you a session from the UITP Summit this summer in Montreal on Land Value Capture
153: Rise of the Undead Car
Aug 24, 2017 • 37 min
Nico Larco joins the pod to talk about secondary effects of autonomous vehicles
152: Critiquing the Language of Planners
Aug 17, 2017 • 36 min
Robin Rather of Collective Strength joins us to talk about the direction of the planning profession
151: Transatlantic Part 1 - United States
Aug 10, 2017 • 36 min
Jonn Elledge of City Metric joins the podcast to interview me
150: Self Driving Cars Getting Drunk on Motor Oil
Aug 3, 2017 • 38 min
Tanya Snyder of Politico stops by to talk aviation and self driving cars
149: Planning is Easy, Zoning is Hard
Jul 20, 2017 • 37 min
Lee Einsweiler of Code Studio joins the podcast to talk zoning
148: Sharing a Ride to the Future
Jul 13, 2017 • 31 min
Zack Wasserman of Via joins the pod this week
147: Avoiding Carbon Emissions by Taking Transit
Jul 5, 2017 • 24 min
Projjal Dutta of the NYMTA discusses transit avoided carbon
146: Gifting TIGER and Transit Money to Wall Street
Jun 28, 2017 • 37 min
Beth Osborne and Kevin DeGood talk about federal funding for transportation
145: Zero Emissions Cities are the Key
Jun 21, 2017 • 14 min
Dr. Patrick Oliva joins the podcast to talk about the Paris process and transport
144: More Than Just a Box
Jun 9, 2017 • 30 min
Matthew Heins joins us to talk about his book about the shipping container
143: Supply and Demand is So Boring
May 31, 2017 • 37 min
Dr. Lisa Schweitzer joins us for a second week
142: Lightsaber Fights from Autonomous Pods
May 25, 2017 • 37 min
Dr. Lisa Schweitzer from USC’s Sol Price School of Public Policy joins us this week
141: The Streets Revolution Will be Televised in Purple
May 4, 2017 • 40 min
Clarence Eckerson Jr. discusses Streetfilms and more
140: The Urban Policy Translator
Apr 27, 2017 • 37 min
Shelley Poticha joins the podcast to talk about urban solutions
139: The Battery Powered Electric Bus
Apr 20, 2017 • 39 min
Matt Horton of Proterra joins the pod to talk about thier electric buses
138: Saving Cities One Picture at a Time
Apr 13, 2017 • 37 min
Chuck Wolfe joins us to talk about his book, Seeing the Better City
137: The Future is Not Far Away
Apr 7, 2017 • 35 min
UITP’s Sylvain Haon joins the podcast this week
136: Oakland Part 1 - Transport Oakland
Mar 31, 2017 • 41 min
The first episode in the Oakland series covering the advocacy organization, Transport Oakland
135: When Relatives Take Transit, You Ride Too
Mar 24, 2017 • 35 min
Darnell Grisbyy of APTA joins us to talk about transit policy and innovation
134: Don’t Take Either Party for Granted
Mar 16, 2017 • 46 min
More from the Shared Use Mobility Summit in Chicago (Fall 2016)
133: Designing City Streets for People
Mar 9, 2017 • 37 min
Corinne Kisner and Matthew Rowe from NACTO join the podcast to talk about the organizations wonderful street design guides
132: Annual Transit Prediction Show with Yonah Freemark
Feb 23, 2017 • 44 min
Yonah Freemark is back to talk transit predictions
131: Can All Cities be Great?
Feb 16, 2017 • 43 min
Alexander Garvin joins to talk about his new book What Makes a Great City
130: Integrating High Speed Rail Stations with Communities in France Part 2
Feb 9, 2017 • 30 min
Part 2 with Eric Eidlin hosting Stephan de Fay and Etienne Tricaud
129: Integrating High Speed Rail Stations with Communities in France Part 1
Feb 2, 2017 • 37 min
Eric Eidlin, a German Marshall Fund fellow hosts this discussion on high speed rail station planning in France.
128: Innovation, Introverts, and Uber Wars
Jan 26, 2017 • 46 min
David Zipper of 1776 Ventures joins the podcast to talk about innovation in the transportation space
127: Cities on a Hill
Jan 19, 2017 • 29 min
Pulitzer Prize winning author Francis Fitzgerald joins us to talk about her 1986 book Cities on a Hill
126: Planning While Black
Jan 12, 2017 • 55 min
LABC Executive Director Tamika Butler discusses planning while black.
125: Navigating Nairobi with Ma3Route
Jan 5, 2017 • 27 min
Stephane Eboko of Ma3Route joins to chat about navigating Nairobi’s gnarly traffic
124: Every Cocktail Napkin Has an Alternative Alignment
Dec 15, 2016 • 46 min
David Bragdon Moderates this Panel from the NACTO Designing Cities Conference in Seattle
123: Colonias - Informal Housing in the United States
Dec 8, 2016 • 38 min
Emily Perlmeter of the Dallas Fed joins to talk about Colonias on the US side of the Mexican border
122: A Bus Full of People Should Go Ahead of a Tesla
Dec 1, 2016 • 66 min
Jackie Grimshaw moderates this panel on public good at the Shared Use Mobility Summit
121: Will Your Autonomous Future be Heaven or Hell?
Nov 22, 2016 • 51 min
Zipcar Co-Founder Robin Chase gives a keynote speech as the Shared Use Mobility Summit in Chicago.
120: Dave Cieslewicz at the Empty Storefronts Conference
Nov 10, 2016 • 38 min
Former Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz joins us to chat about bikes, economic development, and more
119: Christof Spieler Live from Rail~Volution
Nov 3, 2016 • 48 min
Christof Spieler joins us to talk about buses, trains, public involvement and data.
118: This is an Elizabeth Line Train
Oct 28, 2016 • 49 min
Ian Brown, former Managing Director of London Rail joins us to talk about transport in London.
117: Will They Throw Tomatoes or Flowers
Oct 20, 2016 • 46 min
Meea Kang joins us to talk about developing near transit
116: Remixing the Future of Transit Planning
Oct 14, 2016 • 33 min
Tiffany Chu, Co-Founder of Remix, talks about response to thier planning technology
115: 100 Percent Universally Designed
Sep 29, 2016 • 28 min
Sunday Parker talks about transportation access for people with disabilities
114: The City of Los Angeles is Full
Sep 22, 2016 • 41 min
Shane Phillips joins the podcast to talk about housing in LA and beyond
113: A Different Look at Transportation
Sep 15, 2016 • 33 min
Rob Puentes of the Eno Foundation joins to talk about aviation, freight, and transportation in America
112: The Vancouver Model
Sep 1, 2016 • 40 min
Former Vancouver chief planner Brent Toderian discusses density done well, the olympics and more
111: Putting Dallas Back Together Again
Aug 18, 2016 • 34 min
Patrick Kennedy discusses what’s going on in Dallas
110: Columbus - The Smartest City in the Land
Aug 11, 2016 • 35 min
Josh Lapp joins us to talk about Columbus Ohio.
109: Future Shared Mobility in Smart Cities
Aug 4, 2016 • 57 min
The Closing Plenary from Live.Ride.Share Denver with representatives from Uber, Lyft, USDOT, and NRDC
108: Mapping the Smells and Sounds of the Sensory City
Jul 27, 2016 • 38 min
Daniele Quercia and Luca Aiello discuss sensory cities
107: Change in the Mile High City
Jul 14, 2016 • 33 min
David Sachs of Streetsblog Denver joins to talk about the city.
106: An Alternative Future for Mobility
Jul 7, 2016 • 37 min
This week we’re joined by Paul Mackie of Mobility Lab
105: Color Your City Outside the Lines
Jun 23, 2016 • 34 min
Gretchen Peterson joins us to chat about her new city oriented coloring book.
104: Ghosts of Motordom’s Past and Future
Jun 16, 2016 • 79 min
Peter Norton and Gabe Klein from Live.Ride.Share Denver
103: Sharing (Your Bike, Car, Bus) is Caring
Jun 9, 2016 • 36 min
Sharon Feigon of the Shared Use Mobility Center
102: Changing the Federal Rules
Jun 2, 2016 • 38 min
This week I’m joined by Kevin DeGood of The Center for American Progress and Deron Lovaas of NRDC to talk about rules proposed by the Federal Highway Administration to measure congestion and greenhouse gas emissions.
101: Moneyball for Transit
May 26, 2016 • 29 min
Laurel Pagett-Seekins joins the show.
100: Moving Sidewalks with Tanya Snyder
May 13, 2016 • 33 min
Episode 100 with Tanya Snyder
99: It Costs More to Drive ‘Till You Qualify
May 5, 2016 • 46 min
Shima Hamidi, Reid Ewing, and John Renne talk about housing plus transportation
98: A Shared Space Revolution
Apr 28, 2016 • 37 min
Robert Ping from the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute joins us
97: The City is a Painting You Walk Into
Apr 21, 2016 • 26 min
This week we’re joined by James Rojas
96: Getting Transit Agencies a Seat at the Land Use Table
Apr 7, 2016 • 37 min
Brian McMahon and GB Arrington talk about TCRP Report 182, Linking Transit Agencies and Land Use Decision Making: Guidebook for Transit Agencies
95: American Walking and Biking Benchmarked
Mar 31, 2016 • 37 min
This week we’re joined by Christy Kwan, Interim Executive Director of the Alliance for Biking and Walking
94: Measuring Walkability on the Wasatch Front
Mar 17, 2016 • 36 min
We talk with the WFRC about Walkability
93: 100 Years of Cincinnati’s Incomplete Subway
Mar 10, 2016 • 36 min
Jake Mecklenborg joins us to talk about Cincinnati’s incomplete subway
92: The Indian Transportation Context
Mar 3, 2016 • 38 min
Akshay Mani joins us to talk about transportation issues in India
91: Trinidad, Transit Dates, and Dive Bars
Feb 25, 2016 • 39 min
Ed Parillon comes on the show to talk about living in Trinidad, dive bars, housing, raising kids in cities, and transit dates.
90: New Tactics for Transportation Ballot Measures
Feb 11, 2016 • 37 min
Jason Jordan of CFTE joins the podcast to talk about transportation ballot measures and new tactics from the opposition
89: Food Culture, Regional Urban Form, and Memories from the Mall with Kristen Jeffers
Feb 4, 2016 • 37 min
A fun conversation about regional department stores, hair salons, the disappearance of WalMarts and more!
88: The Year in Transit Starts #3 with Yonah Freemark
Jan 28, 2016 • 40 min
Yonah Freemark talks about all the transit
87: A Car Free Travel Guide for Los Angeles
Jan 8, 2016 • 28 min
Author Nathan Landau joins us to talk about his travel guide Car Free LA and Southern California.
86: The Carpool Reimagined
Jan 6, 2016 • 36 min
Rob Sadow of the carpool app Scoop talks about the future of transportation.
85: You Can’t Surf After the Storm
Dec 17, 2015 • 33 min
Alisa Valderrama and Rob Moore talk about how water affects cities
84: Houston Won’t Be “Planning by Pitchfork” Anymore
Dec 10, 2015 • 31 min
Jay Crossley of Houston Tomorrow joins us to talk about Plan Houston.
83: Don’t Miss the #NerdTrain
Dec 3, 2015 • 35 min
Matt Johnson from DC joins us to talk about how he’s ridden 101 different rail transit systems.
82: Gabe Klein’s Start Up City
Nov 19, 2015 • 31 min
Former head of Chicago and DC departments of transportation Gabe Klein discusses themes from his new book called Start Up City
81: Live from Dallas: Arts Districts, Carless Bridges, and Electric Light Parades
Nov 11, 2015 • 62 min
Live from the Rail~Volution conference in Dallas, we chat with Catherine Cuellar and Dave Unsworth about Dallas and Portland respectively.
80: The Built Environment and Public Health
Nov 4, 2015 • 45 min
Dr. Richard Jackson joins the podcast to talk about health and cities.
79: Pattern Cities and the Bellbottoms of Urbanism
Oct 22, 2015 • 44 min
Mike Lydon joins us to talk about Tactical Urbanism and Pattern Cities.
78: Measuring Carbon Emissions at Street Level
Oct 15, 2015 • 39 min
Dr. Kevin Gurney of Arizona State joins us to chat about carbon emissions data collection at the street, the block, and the city level.
77: Three Weeks in the Mountain West without a Car
Oct 8, 2015 • 37 min
Tim Sullivan joins us to talk about his new book Ways to the West
76: Louisville’s Urbanism Derby
Oct 1, 2015 • 31 min
Branden Klayko of Louisville’s Broken Sidewalk blog joins us to talk about the city’s history and policy
75: A Transportation Innovation Revolution
Sep 17, 2015 • 35 min
Shin-pei Tsay of the Transit Center joins to talk about thier new report: A People’s History of Recent Urban Transportation Innovation
74: Your Brain on Two Legs
Sep 10, 2015 • 34 min
Antonia Malchik joins the pod to talk about walking
73: The Urban Displacement Project
Sep 3, 2015 • 32 min
Miriam Zuk of UC Berkeley’s Center for Community Innoviation joins us to talk about gentrification and displacement.
72: Remaking California’s Transportation System
Aug 25, 2015 • 49 min
This episode features discussions with Lauren Michelle, Kate White, Eric Sundquist and Fred Dock.
71: Indexing Livability for All Ages
Aug 13, 2015 • 34 min
Rodney Harrell of the AARP Public Policy Institute joins us to talk about thier new Livability Index Tool.
70: The Missions of San Antonio
Aug 6, 2015 • 42 min
San Antonio transportation planners Trish Wallace and Jillian Harris join us to talk about transportation planning in the city.
69: Tanya’s Back! Platers Gonna Plate
Jul 30, 2015 • 37 min
Tanya Snyder joins us to talk Seattle zoning, subduction zones, babies in cities, and leaving where you love
68: The Freeway That Never Was
Jul 21, 2015 • 31 min
Brendan Wittstruck joins us to talk about a freeway in St. Louis that was never built.
67: High Speed Rail Lessons from Germany and France
Jul 13, 2015 • 38 min
Eric Eidlin discusses his high speed rail research that was recently completed for the German Marshall Fund
66: An Applied Urban Anthropologist
Jul 6, 2015 • 36 min
Janne Flisrand comes on the pod this week to talk about how to get more people involved in thier cities.
65: Charlotte’s Urban Web
Jun 25, 2015 • 42 min
Mary Newsom of the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute joins the podcast to talk about Charlotte North Carolina.
64: The Sharing Economy, Robots, and You
Jun 18, 2015 • 35 min
Brooks Rainwater of the National League of Cities joins the pod to talk about city leader’s perceptions of the sharing economy.
63: St. Louis is Awesome, You Just Don’t Know It Yet
Jun 11, 2015 • 37 min
Tara Pham talks about St. Louis and her data tracking company CTY
62: Metro Areas: The True Laboratories of Democracy
Jun 4, 2015 • 35 min
Bruce Katz joins the podcast this week to talk about devolution in the UK and metro area powers.
61: A Positive Vibe for Chicago TOD
May 21, 2015 • 36 min
Yonah Freemark of the Metropolitan Planning Council Joins to talk about transit oriented development in Chicago
60: The Missing Middle Housing
May 14, 2015 • 37 min
Dan Parolek talks about housing types that are missing from our urban discussion
59: Milwaukee - The Fresh Coast
May 7, 2015 • 44 min
Jeramey Jannene of Urban Milwaukee talks about his amazing city.
58: Oklahoma City Shapes Up
Apr 30, 2015 • 33 min
Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett talks about the city’s transformation
57: These Roads Won’t Pay for Themselves
Apr 23, 2015 • 34 min
Kevin DeGood of the Center for American Progress joins us to talk about a report called Advancing a Multimodal Transportation System by Eliminating Funding Restrictions
56: We Built This City on Transit and Roads
Apr 13, 2015 • 26 min
Cities: Skylines lead designer Karoliina Korppoo joins us to chat about the game.
55: The City Lighting Revolution
Apr 9, 2015 • 44 min
Clifton Lemon and Steve Lawton of LightPlace Advisors join us to chat about how LEDs are going to change cities.
54: Urban Cowboys on Light Rail
Apr 1, 2015 • 40 min
Christof Spieler joins us for part 2 of the podcast on Houston
53: Growing Up and Out in Houston Texas Part 1
Mar 24, 2015 • 30 min
Christof Spieler joins the pod again to talk about big and bold Houston Texas.
52: They Took Our Jobs!! …Downtown
Mar 12, 2015 • 33 min
Joe Cortright of City Observatory joins the pod to talk about growth of urban core employment
51: The Peking Order
Mar 4, 2015 • 39 min
Dr. Mariela Alfonzo joins us to discuss walkability in China
50: Green Tripping
Feb 25, 2015 • 32 min
Ann Cheng joins me this week to talk about Transform’s GreenTrip Development Program
49: They Know Where the Bodies Are Buried
Feb 17, 2015 • 34 min
Mariia Zimmerman of MZ Strategies joins me to chat about her new report on local advocacy for transportation reform called Transportation Transformation.
48: Urbanism in the Style of Gangnam
Feb 9, 2015 • 41 min
Guest host Randy Simes joins Jeff from South Korea to give his thoughts on his current home in the Gangnam district of Seoul and his previous one in Atlanta.
47: We Are Speeding by Design
Feb 2, 2015 • 38 min
Guest Host Tim Halbur Joins Us
46: Free Ranging Transport Data
Jan 20, 2015 • 33 min
Tanya Snyder and Jeff Wood discuss free range kids, bus riding dogs and Uber’s data dump.
45: The Year in Transit Starts (feat. Yonah Freemark)
Jan 12, 2015 • 38 min
This episode pretty much sums up why this podcast exists in the first place. You thought you knew something about transit? Listening to Yonah Freemark of the Transport Politic and Jeff Wood of the Overhead Wire (and my lovely co-host) geek out on…
44: Here I Am, Stuck in Seattle With You
Dec 19, 2014 • 32 min
Stuck in Seattle or Stuck in Sherman Oaks. There are so many places to get stuck these days and so many clowns and jokers making it worse. First, poor Bertha, stuck 100 feet under Seattle. All the tunnel boring machine wanted to do was drill a…
43: Level of Disservice
Dec 12, 2014 • 57 min
Whether you’re building an office tower or a new transit line in California, you’re going to run up against the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The law determines how much environmental analysis you need to do for new…
42: I’m Not a Scientist
Nov 20, 2014 • 29 min
Do you ever think about the ecology of the city you live in? Not just the parks and the smog. Scientists are starting to examine urban ecosystems more holistically: the trees and the concrete, natural gas lines and soil, water pipes and…
41: You’ve Got to Fight for Your Right to Party Politics
Nov 13, 2014 • 36 min
Has the stupor worn off yet? Election Day was last Tuesday, and we’ll be living with the results for years. But Beth Osborne, a former Hill staffer and U.S. DOT official now at Transportation for America, says the changes on the Hill are no…
40: Uber and the Case of the Hidden Gas Tax
Nov 11, 2014 • 30 min
Uber is celebrating. DC passed an Uber-legalization law that Uber thinks cities the world over should follow. The problem is, most cities have much more tightly regulated taxi industries than DC, with a far higher cost of entry. In those cases,…
39: That Indie Flick You Were Looking For
Oct 30, 2014 • 36 min
If you’re a Netflix member, you’re part of the downfall of the brick-and-mortar video store. There are all kinds of reasons to be sad about that, but we look at its implications for urbanism and transportation. Besides, now where will you find…
38: Dear Bike People
Oct 22, 2014 • 26 min
Do people of color and low-income people ride bikes? Not as much as they could be, given all the great benefits biking offers, particularly to people without a lot of disposable cash. But yes, non-white and non-rich people ride bikes — in…
37: Zero Deaths, Zero Cars, Zero Eurasian Water Shrews
Oct 8, 2014 • 28 min
Special guest Damien Newton of Streetsblog LA joins Jeff and me on this episode to tell us all about LADOT’s new strategic plan, which includes a Vision Zero goal: zero traffic deaths by 2025, a vision all of our cities should get behind. He walks us…
36: OMG Enough About Millennials Already
Oct 2, 2014 • 36 min
Jeff is back from Rail~volution with all the highlights from the sessions he skipped because he was deep in conversation in the hallways. Isn’t that what conferences are for? We discuss what we do and don’t get out of these big meetings. We…
35: The Real News About America’s Driving Habits (Short)
Sep 23, 2014 • 13 min
Consider this a bonus track. A deleted scene at the end of your DVD. Extra footage. Or, consider it what it is: A short podcast episode Jeff and I recorded 2 1/2 weeks ago that never got edited because I went to Pro-Walk Pro-Bike and he went to…
34: Pro-Walk Pro-Bike Redux
Sep 15, 2014 • 32 min
After a week at the Pro-Walk Pro-Bike Pro-Place Conference in Pittsburgh, it was all I could talk about — and luckily, Jeff was an eager audience. In this podcast, Jeff and I talk about the relative utility of a character like Isabella,…
33: Jeff’s Milkshake
Sep 4, 2014 • 27 min
Forgive us for the unacceptable two-week gap between podcast episodes but this one is totally worth the wait. Your transit geekery will feast on our in-depth exploration of three transit lines (in order of fantasy to reality): Las…
32: Crown Prince of Fresh Air
Aug 19, 2014 • 21 min
What would you think of a city planner, out ruffling feathers with his bold ideas about density and urbanism — who commutes to work an hour each way from his ranch way outside the city? Ironic — or hypocritical? That’s the question we wrestle…
31: Zoned Out
Aug 13, 2014 • 27 min
Welcome to the dog days of summer! Before skipping town, Congress passed a transportation funding patch so they wouldn’t have to deal with the real problem of the unsustainable way our nation builds and pays for…
30: Poor Door Von Spreckelsen
Aug 4, 2014 • 29 min
In this week’s podcast, Jeff and I take on the infamous New York City “poor door,” designed to keep tenants of affordable units segregated from the wealthy residents that occupy the rest of the high-rise at 40 Riverside. In the process, we take…
29: Square Footage
Jul 23, 2014 • 36 min
Welcome to Episode 29 of the Talking Headways podcast. In it, we evaluate the potential of Boston’s attempt to “gentrification-proof” the Fairmount Line, building affordable housing to keep transit from displacing people with low incomes. Too…
28: Good Riddance, “Level of Service”
Jul 15, 2014 • 33 min
All the buzz is about Arlington, Virginia, these days — the Washington, DC suburb has seen its population rise and its car traffic drop at the same time. How did they do it? It could be a lesson for Palo Alto, California, which…
27: Walt Disney, City Planner
Jun 30, 2014 • 44 min
While most people know Walt Disney as the creator of lovable characters like Mickey Mouse and movies like Snow White and Fantasia, Disney doesn’t get as much credit for his design of Disneyland. Turns out Disney made himself an expert…
26: Helmet Hair
Jun 24, 2014 • 36 min
Did you wear your helmet when you biked to work this morning? Whether you did or you didn’t, it’s up to you. So why are there so many people shrieking about it? On one side, the 85-percenters, overstating the protection helmets offer against head…
25: Rondo Revisited
Jun 19, 2014 • 28 min
Finally, there is a light rail line connecting the Twin Cities. The Green Line, running 11 miles from Union Depot in downtown St. Paul to Target Field in downtown Minneapolis, cost $957 million and several decades to build. The process of…
24: A Butterfly Flaps Its Wings In the Metro
Jun 13, 2014 • 36 min
The metro is coming to Loudon County. Eventually. The Silver Line expansion that opens this summer will only go as far as Reston, but by 2018 it’ll be in Loudon, one of the nation’s fastest-growing — and wealthiest — counties. As the county…
23: Les Rues Are Made for Walking
May 28, 2014 • 29 min
This week, Smart Growth America brought us the bad news: More than 47,000 people died while walking between 2003 and 2012. Most are killed on high-speed arterial roads. A disproportionate number are elderly or racial minorities. Paris…
22: Houston, Transit Paradise
May 22, 2014 • 49 min
Welcome to a super-long extra-bonus episode of Talking Headways! We only took on two topics this week, but we got so gonzo excited about them both we just couldn’t shut up. First, we talked to Christof Spieler, a member of Houston Metro,…
21: The Census’ Deep Dive Into Biking and Walking
May 12, 2014 • 33 min
We were so excited about the Census’ first-ever report exclusively focused on biking and walking that we devoted this entire episode of the Talking Headways podcast to an interview with its author, Brian McKenzie. Bike commuting is up…
20: California Über Alles
May 1, 2014 • 34 min
Welcome to our all-California, all-the-time episode of the Talking Headways podcast. We start with a statewide debate over whether $60,000+ Teslas should qualify for tax breaks — or whether any electric vehicles should get tax breaks. Then…
19: Escobar’s Escalators
Apr 17, 2014 • 34 min
Did you go to the World Urban Forum in Medellín, Colombia last week? Neither did your hosts Jeff Wood and Tanya Snyder, but we sure found a lot to say about it anyway — or at least, about…
18: Let Them Drive Cars
Apr 9, 2014 • 33 min
Quick quiz: What city is the world leader in highway teardowns? San Francisco? Portland? Madrid? Wrong, wrong, wrong. It’s Seoul, South Korea, which has removed 15 urban highways — and is about to remove another. In this week’s Talking Headways…
17: Play the Gray Away
Apr 2, 2014 • 34 min
Jeff and Tanya had a great time this week, getting all outraged at the short-sighted move by the Tennessee Senate to ban dedicated lanes for transit and high and mighty about cities that devote too much space to surface parking, at the expense of just…
16: Knight Rider Rides Again
Mar 27, 2014 • 35 min
It was a dark and stormy day in San Francisco and Jeff Wood stayed dry in Woonerf studios, recording the Talking Headways podcast with co-host Tanya Snyder, who was bitter that days after the spring equinox, Washington, DC, was getting hit with…
15: From the Free Market to the Flea Market
Mar 18, 2014 • 34 min
You think the conflict between Uber and regular taxi drivers — and cities like Seattle — is bad? Check out how new taxi apps in China are upending the transportation system and central economic planning. Meanwhile, in Houston, a flea market has…
14: Taking Transit Numbers for a Spin
Mar 13, 2014 • 35 min
What a week! Transit numbers skyrocketed (ahem, by 1.1 percent) to levels not seen since 1956 (depending how you look at it). And Radio Shack is shutting down 20 percent of its stores. And there’s a new video game for transit nerds to stay up all…
13: Live (Well, Taped) from the National Bike Summit
Mar 6, 2014 • 46 min
This week, more than 700 bicycling advocates converged in Washington — despite a snowstorm that closed down the federal government on Monday and thousands of cancelled flights — to learn from each other and compare notes from the past year in…
12: Freeways Without Futures, Tollways Without Tomorrows
Feb 26, 2014 • 34 min
So, Bertha is stuck underneath Seattle. Jeff Wood and I ask the essential question: Does it matter? Traffic has collapsed around Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct. Image: Sightline Does Seattle really need that new traffic sewer, when traffic on the…
11: Hug That Streetcar
Feb 20, 2014 • 42 min
Hosts Jeff Wood of the Overhead Wire (now working with NRDC’s crack transportation team) and Streetsblog’s Tanya Snyder talk to Randy Simes in this week’s podcast about the dazzling success of the pro-streetcar movement in Cincinnati — and how they…
10: How Does This Podcast Make You Feel?
Feb 12, 2014 • 34 min
This week, Jeff Wood and I get morose and indignant, in turns, about Miami-Dade County’s misuse of transit funds for roads and the depressing trend of pedestrian malls going belly-up. And then we peek behind the curtain at an exciting new frontier for…
9: With Special Guest Jan Gehl
Feb 6, 2014 • 38 min
Danish architect and urban planner Jan Gehl, who led the turn away from modernism and toward livable cities dominated by public space for people and not cars, is on a U.S. tour. Tanya got to sit down with him in Washington. In this episode of Talking…
8: Bikes of Ill Repute
Jan 28, 2014 • 36 min
Jeff Wood and Tanya Snyder are back with episode 8 of the Talking Headways podcast. We talk about the Los Angeles Metro’s decision not to extend light rail all the way to LAX (and what they’re doing instead), plus some analysis of what rail can really…
7: Vision Zero
Jan 21, 2014 • 34 min
The best thing about hosting a Streetsblog podcast is getting to call on other Streetsblog reporters for the lowdown on the biggest news of the week. In this case, Jeff Wood and I called on Ben Fried, Streetsblog’s editor-in-chief and New York-based…
6: Fifty Minutes Talking About Transit in the U.S. and We Never Mention New York
Jan 13, 2014 • 50 min
This week, podcast co-host Jeff Wood and I got to chat with The Transport Politic’s Yonah Freemark about the outlook for new transit projects in 2014. Building off Yonah’s thorough (and colorful!) outline of the year’s expected transit starts, we…
5: Get Off My Lawn
Dec 12, 2013 • 33 min
Jeff Wood and Tanya Snyder talk about the news of the week that most tickled us or burned us — the BBC’s exposé of anti-social design features that not-so-subtly tell us to stay away, San Francisco’s brewing class war over the Google bus, and…
4: Car Brain
Dec 4, 2013 • 32 min
Jeff and Tanya discuss the impressive turnout — and possible pitfalls — of London’s 1,000-person die-in for cyclists’ rights. We try to contain our envy (but not our amazement) at Paul Salopek’s seven-year journey tracing the path of Homo sapiens…
3: Visit Your Grandma
Nov 25, 2013 • 34 min
This week, Jeff and Tanya take on the Atlanta Braves’ terrible, no-good, very bad decision to move their stadium to Cobb County, Georgia. We discuss cities that are (and are not) shaped like wedding cakes, and whether that means you need to smoosh…
2: The Happy Place
Nov 12, 2013 • 33 min
Streetsblog Capitol Hill Editor Tanya Snyder and Reconnecting America’s Jeff Wood talk about the war on bikes, the end of the Klein/Sadik-Khan era, and a whole bunch of sprawling messes down in Texas. And then we go to our happy place.
1: Keeping Your Candy
Nov 4, 2013 • 23 min
Streetsblog’s first podcast. Capitol Hill Editor Tanya Snyder and Reconnecting America’s Jeff Wood talk about the pitfalls of regional planning, the hijinks of Florida Governor Rick Scott, and the ins and outs of fantasy maps.