Talking Headways: A Streetsblog Podcast (general)

This week on the podcast I’m joined by Dr. Mariela Alfonzo to discuss walkability in China.  We talk about her recent paper, Walkability, obesity and urban design in Chinese neighborhoods in the journal Preventative Medicine as well as the lack of data availability for researchers, the obstacles to walking such as poles and poorly designed ramps, and the huge issue of air quality indoors and out.

Direct download: TalkingHeadwaysMariella_03042015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:35pm EST

Mariia Zimmerman of MZ Strategies joins me to chat about her new report on local advocacy for transportation reform called Transportation Transformation.<>   Mariia, former Deputy Director for the Office of Sustainable Communities at HUD as well as former Chief of Staff to Congressman Earl Blumenauer, spent a year probing the local transportation advocacy landscape to see what issues people were working on, which regions were the most innovative, and case studies that look at the San Francisco Bay Area and the Washington DC region.

 

Direct download: TalkingHeadwaysMZ021715.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:23am EST

Guest host Tim Halbur joins Jeff to talk about how we design our roads for speed, the idea that we need to design complete streets with Trucks in mind, age in cities, and the airbnb-ification of parking. 

Direct download: Talking_Headways_Feb_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:08am EST

Tanya Snyder and Jeff Wood discuss free range kids, bus riding dogs and Uber's data dump. 

Direct download: TalkingHeadways01202015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:52pm EST