Talking Headways Podcast: The Annual Prediction Show with Yonah Freemark!By Jeff Wood | | No Comments
This week, Yonah Freemark of the Urban Institute is back for our annual Prediction Show. This year, we chat about our predictions from last year and next year of course, but also regional rail in France, interesting transportation projects around the world, and the high cost and management of big transit projects.
Talking Headways Podcast: Get on the Fast Bus!By Jeff Wood | | No Comments
This week, Colin Parent, executive director of Circulate San Diego, comes on the program to talk about his new report, "Fast Bus! How San Diego Can Make Progress by Speeding Up the Bus." That title should say it all!
Talking Headways Podcast: The Essential California High-Speed Rail UpdateBy Jeff Wood | | No Comments
This week, the discussion is about high speed rail’s progress in California. And there's a lot of it, so listen in! Streetsblog SF's Roger Rudick also joins the conversation, which is a treat.
Talking Headways Podcast: How Zoning Broke American CitiesBy Jeff Wood | | No Comments
How were cities regulated before zoning — and should zoning abolition be the ultimate goal?
Talking Headways Podcast: Inside Phoenix’s Transit Oriented Development PlanBy Jeff Wood | | No Comments
This week, we’re merely flies on the wall of a one-on-one conversation between Phoenix city planner Elias Valencia and community champion Victor Vidales as they talk about creating the South Central Transit-Oriented Development Community Plan
Talking Headways Podcast: Bringing Joy with Transit in AtlantaBy Jeff Wood | | No Comments
How to design the best bus network? Start off with a deep understanding of the city and its history.
Talking Headways Podcast: What Cities Gain by Removing ParkingBy Jeff Wood | | No Comments
Oregon plans to reduce parking regulations in cities. What can we learn about the effect of parking lots on urban heat islands?
Talking Headways Podcast: Megaregions and Our FutureBy Jeff Wood | | No Comments
Why are megaregions so important for the future of our society and the planet?
Talking Headways Podcast: Building a Better Transit BoardBy Jeff Wood | | No Comments
This week on the podcast, we’re back at last fall’s virtual Railvolution conference. Former BART GM Grace Crunican discusses the role of board members in transit agencies with former MBTA board member Monica Tibbits-Nutt and former Houston Metro board member Christof Spieler.
Talking Headways Podcast: The Traffic War Is Never WonBy Jeff Wood | | No Comments
This week we’re joined by University of Virginia Associate Professor Peter Norton, to talk about his new book "Autonorama: The Illusory Promise of High-Tech Driving." Norton discusses the false promises of automakers and technologists and the mobility solutions that are already in front of us.
Talking Headways Podcast: Optimism on InfrastructureBy Jeff Wood | | No Comments
This week we’re joined by Linda Samuels, associate professor of urban design at Washington University in St. Louis, to talk about her book "Infrastructural Optimism." We chat about how growth for growth’s sake is not the answer, learn from postmodernist urbanism, and why systems should be more connected.
Talking Headways Podcast: How Berlin Encourages Active TransportationBy Jeff Wood | | No Comments
This week we’re joined by Roland Stimpel of the German Pedestrian Association Fussverkehr. Stimpel chats with us about Berlin’s new mobility laws, including the 2018 Mobility Act and 2021’s pedestrian law amendments. We also talk about SUVs, the struggle to find public servants, and Ampelmännchen, the traffic-light man.