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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 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...


Aug 24, 2021

This week on the Mondays show, we chat about a number of different big articles from the last few weeks including TXDOT's freeway expansions, using the Commerce Clause to rethink zoning, working from home and more! I'm Han Solo this week but I've pulled together a couple of the recent newsletter intros as...


Aug 12, 2021

This week we're joined by Melissa and Chris Bruntlett to talk about their book, Curbing Traffic: The Human Case for Fewer Cars in Our Lives. We chat about the ambient stress and anxiety created by auto oriented cities, the mental energy saved by car light spaces, and the difference between engineering and ecological...