Talking Headways Podcast: That Indie Flick You Were Looking For

podcast icon logoIf you’re a Netflix member, you’re part of the downfall of the brick-and-mortar video store. There are all kinds of reasons to be sad about that, but we look at its implications for urbanism and transportation. Besides, now where will you find esoteric foreign films to impress your friends? There are reasons to believe a few hardy indie-shop survivors could keep hanging on for a while (and we encourage you to bike to them).

Next, we shift gears to talk about how Vision Zero is unfolding in New York City. Streetsblog has called attention to the need to go beyond grand policy pronouncements and do the dirty work of changing the very culture that surrounds mobility. Specifically, the police need to stop forgiving deadly “errors” by drivers and start taking death by auto as seriously as other preventable deaths.

And then we called it a day because really, that was a lot.

Tell us about your favorite video store, or your least bike-friendly cop, or whatever you feel like telling us, in the comments.

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  • The Overhead Wire

    Tell us your thoughts on the video store. I’d like to hear other reactions to their disappearance.

  • C Monroe

    Strong Town has an whole 58 minute podcast about how Amazon Prime could destroy the big box store. http://shoutengine.com/StrongTownsPodcast/amazon-prime-4387

  • tooter turtle

    It would be great to be rid of box stores, their huge parking lots and car traffic snarls!

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