Talking Headways: A Streetsblog Podcast (transportation)

This week we’re joined by Patrick Kennedy to talk about what’s going on in Dallas.  We discuss A New Dallas and the recent TXDOT CityMap Plan which will re-imagine the freeways and roads in downtown Dallas.  We also discuss the importance of existing dense neighborhoods to promote new neighborhoods, downtown subways, urban politics, and what’s going on with plans for the Trinity River.

Direct download: TalkingHeadways_PK_08182016.mp3
Category:transportation -- posted at: 4:20am EST

This week we’re joined by Josh Lapp, a board member at Transit Columbus to talk about Ohio’s capital city.  We talk about the changes that have been happening to make Columbus more urban, how its stadiums have been situated to support downtown growth and walkability, and transportation issues such as bike share, light rail, and of course the recent win by Columbus of USDOT’s smart cities challenge. 

Direct download: TalkingHeadways_JL_08112016.mp3
Category:transportation -- posted at: 4:43am EST

This week we're going back to the Live.Ride.Share conference from Denver for the closing plenary.  Speakers discuss the Smart City Challenge put on by the DOT, the future of shared use mobility carpooling services, autonomous vehicles, and their impact on cities and greenhouse gases.

Speakers include:

Mark Dowd, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology at USDOT,

Amanda Eaken - Deputy Director of the Urban Solutions Program, NRDC

Emily Castor - Director of Transportation Policy, Lyft

Jonathan Hall - Head of Economic Research for Public Policy and Litigation, Uber Technologies

Direct download: TalkingHeadways_LRSClose_08042016.mp3
Category:transportation -- posted at: 4:10am EST

This week we're joined by Paul Mackie of Mobility Lab, to talk about transportation demand management (TDM) and mobility in cities. We discuss how cities are not prepared for new mobility and the need to share data and plan for different mobility outcomes.

Direct download: TalkingHeadways_PM_07072016.mp3
Category:transportation -- posted at: 6:11am EST

This week we replay the morning plenary broadcast live from the Denver Live.Ride.Share conference that happened last month.  Jill Locantore of WalkDenver introduces University of Virginia Professor Peter Norton, author of Fighting Traffic who discusses how automobiles were sold to the public and Gabe Klein, former DOT Director in Washington DC and Chicago who talks about what he believes their future might be.

Peter’s talk is at the 5 minute mark and Gabe’s starts at 28:15.  Questions from the audience and a discussion between the two start at 1:02.15 if you’re short on time. 

Direct download: TalkingHeadways_LRS_06162016.mp3
Category:transportation -- posted at: 5:27am EST

This week we’re chatting with Sharon Feigon of the Shared Use Mobility Center.  I ask what shared use mobility is and we talk about the growth of bike share, car share, ride hailing, and more.   

Direct download: TalkingHeadways_SF_06092016.mp3
Category:transportation -- posted at: 4:49am EST

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.

Direct download: TalkingHeadways_KDDL_06022016.mp3
Category:transportation -- posted at: 4:07am EST

This week we’re joined by Laurel Paget-Seekins to talk about her work as a transit activist in Atlanta, her thinking about transit networks from her time in Santiago Chile, and her current work on data collection and dissemination as the Director of Strategic Initiatives at the MBTA in Boston.

Direct download: TalkingHeadways_LPS_05262016.mp3
Category:transportation -- posted at: 5:08am EST

This week we’re joined by Tanya Snyder to look back a bit on 100 episodes of the Talking Headways Podcast. We also talk about DC Metro, Moving Sidewalks, and your transportation habits when you move to a new house.

Direct download: TalkingHeadways_TS100_05132016.mp3
Category:transportation -- posted at: 6:03am EST

This week we’re joined by Christy Kwan, Interim Executive Director of the Alliance for Biking and Walking to talk about their bi-annual national Benchmarking Report.  We talk about the awesome information in the report and why local activists might use it to advocate for better communities.

Direct download: TalkingHeadways_CK_03312016.mp3
Category:transportation -- posted at: 7:17am EST