Talking Headways: A Streetsblog Podcast

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 EDT

This week on the podcast I’m bringing back a conversation I had in Cambridge England with Daniele Quercia and Luca Aiello of Bell Labs.  This focus recently has been on data mining and aggregation which has led to sensory mapping<> in cities.  With this information they have been able to map smell, sound, and how people feel on their favorite walking routes. 

Direct download: TalkingHeadways_DCLA_07272016.mp3
Category:urban -- posted at: 4:41pm EDT

This week we’re joined by David Sachs of Streetsblog Denver. David talks about the amazing advocacy landscape in the city as well as a number of specific projects and initiatives that are happening in the city from the controversial widening of I-70 to the possibility of a new transportation department and the rethinking of the 16th street bus mall.

Direct download: TalkingHeadways_DS_07142016.mp3
Category:urban -- posted at: 6:25am EDT

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 EDT

This week we’re joined by cartographer Gretchen Peterson to talk about map making as well as her new book, City Maps: A Coloring Book for Adults. We talk about why she designed the book and why the cities she chose to display were included.

Direct download: TalkingHeadways_GP_06232016.mp3
Category:urban -- posted at: 5:45am EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT