Talking Headways: Jeff’s Milkshake

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Forgive us for the unacceptable two-week gap between podcast episodes but this one is totally worth the wait. Feast on our in-depth exploration of three transit lines (in order of fantasy to reality): Las Vegas, Minneapolis, and Salt Lake City.

Despite having population density that rivals Manhattan, the Las Vegas strip doesn’t have high-quality transit running along its full length, but that might be about to change. Meanwhile, in Minneapolis, a light rail line is inching closer to reality but its route stops just short of the densest parts of the region, making it far less useful than it could be. And in Salt Lake City, a line that fails on many metrics is still being hailed as a great success.

And, do I still even need to say it? The comments. The RSS feedStitcheriTunes. That is all.

  • I went to Vegas this weekend — the coincidental timing of this podcast provided some great context for me, so thanks! With no obvious good transit options, it was all taxis and walking for us.

    Also, Nevada has got to change the tone of its massive billboard campaign: “Too many pedestrians die on our roads — look before crossing,” and “You are important to someone — look before crossing.” Because the problem is suicidal pedestrians, not the giant stroads sitting below the billboards…

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