Talking Headways Podcast: Change in the Mile High City

David Sachs of Streetsblog Denver joins the podcast this week to discuss the big transportation projects and advocacy initiatives happening in the city, from the I-70 highway expansion boondoggle to the possibility of a new transportation department and the rethinking of the 16th Street transit mall.

The first YIMBY conference was recently held in nearby Boulder, and we discuss regional growth and whether Denver has adjusted well to its rapidly increasing population. And finally, we talk about the differing opinions about Denver’s newly completed airport rail line, and the longest, wickedest (as in awesome) street in America, which happens to be in Denver.

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Talking Headways Podcast: Ghosts of Motordom’s Past and Future

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This week we’re doing something a little different with the podcast. It’s the morning plenary from last month’s Live.Ride.Share conference in Denver. You’ll hear Jill Locantore of WalkDenver introduce University of Virginia Professor Peter Norton, author of Fighting Traffic, who discusses how automobiles were sold to the public at the beginning of the motor age. Following Norton […]

Talking Headways Podcast: Pro·pin·qui·ty

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This week's illustrious guests are Robert Cervero, Erick Guerra, and Stefan Al, who tell us all about their new book, Beyond Mobility. We discuss how to recalibrate cities to put people first when we shape transportation and the built environment, silly regulations like requiring parking space per toilet seat, and the best transportation and planning practices the U.S. should borrow from around the world.

Talking Headways Podcast: A New Path for Urban Mobility

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Paul Mackie of Mobility Lab joins me this week to discuss transportation demand management (TDM), urban mobility, and how cities need to adapt to change the transportation status quo. I ask Paul how he got into transportation and biking, and why messages about active transportation should be more positive, instead of making us feel at risk and less likely to ride. […]

Talking Headways Podcast: Measuring Carbon Emissions at Street Level

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Dr. Kevin Gurney is a carbon cycle scientist at Arizona State University. I recently came across an article in Nature about his work measuring carbon emissions from mobile sources at street level, and I wanted to find out more. On the podcast, I asked Dr. Gurney why cities are important to climate change, and why political boundaries make […]

Talking Headways Podcast: The Mayors of Innovation

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This week's podcast features mayors of three major American cities discussing transportation and "innovation." Libby Schaaf of Oakland, Bill Peduto of Pittsburgh, and Michael Hancock of Denver shared the stage at September's Rail~volution conference for a panel moderated by Maurice Jones of LISC.

Talking Headways Podcast: The Transportation Innovation Revolution

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Shin-pei Tsay of Transit Center joins me this week to delve into her new report, A People’s History of Recent Urban Transportation Innovation, which examines how advocacy and political leadership have combined in several American cities to produce a more multi-modal transportation network. We discuss the cycle of change, why mayors and local activists (who Transit Center calls “the […]