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Talking Headways: A Streetsblog Podcast

The Talking Headways podcast is a weekly podcast about transportation and urban design.

Sep 16, 2021

This week we’re joined by Dr. Megan Ryerson, UPS Chair of Transportation at the University of Pennsylvania’s Weitzman School of Design. Dr. Ryerson joins us to talk about her research on cognitive workload, measuring the stress of cyclists at intersections. We also chat about transportation during the pandemic, the...

Sep 14, 2021

This week Tracy McMillan joins the show to talk about engineering climate change preparedness in New Orleans, Solarpunk cities, making Lego budget movies, and early Robert Putnam's thoughts on Italian social capital.

We also chat a bit about Metro Twin Cities new transit pass plan and Paris' new speed limit.

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Sep 9, 2021

This week we’re joined by Tufts Professor Justin Hollander. Justin chats with us about a wide range of topics including VMT Taxes, using eye tracking software to measure the impacts of the built environment on people’s mind, and he reacts to the most recent census release.

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Sep 2, 2021

This week we’re joined by new Rail~Volution CEO Tamar Shapiro.  We chat about her previous work in transportation and city planning at orgs like NUMO and The Governor's Institute, how to measure transportation success, and the transportation parades before German soccer games.


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Aug 26, 2021

This week we’re joined by Todd Litman, Executive Director of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute. Todd discusses his book New Mobilities: Smart Planning for Emerging Transportation Technologies. We reframe the transportation investments we make, talk about sharing information, and discuss why air taxis might not...