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Talking Headways: A Streetsblog Podcast

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

Sep 30, 2021

This week on the podcast we're joined by Mary Pat McGuire, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Illinois.  Mary Pat talks with us about what happens to water after it hits the pavement, the damaging environmental impacts of covering cities in pavement, and steps we can take to reduce runoff...

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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Jul 8, 2021

This week we’re joined by Andrew Salzberg, Head of Policy at Transit App.  Andrew talks with us about Transit’s Guide to Open Mobility as a Service and discusses how policy can create a better travel experience for everyone.

The Guide to Open Mobility as a Service is found here.


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Jul 1, 2021

This week we’re joined by Robert del Rosario, Director of Service Development for AC Transit in Oakland California.  Robert talks about agency coordination during the pandemic, what’s needed to get riders coming back, and what sustainable revenue might look like going forward.


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