Talking Headways Podcast: Changing Hearts and Minds in the Street Renaissance

This week’s episode takes us back to the NACTO 2017 conference in Chicago, with a series of speakers who did quick presentations on how advocacy can change how people think and feel about city streets.

Skye Duncan hosts and starts off with a discussion of the NACTO Global Designing Cities Initiative. You’ll also hear Ed Solis describing Viva Calle, San Jose’s Ciclovia; Ankita Chachra discussing the language of design and making change in small ways that empower residents; and Ronnie Matthew Harris talking about his experience showing neighbors how to plan trips without driving.

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This week we’re going back to LA Bicycle Coalition Executive Director Tamika Butler's plenary at the NACTO Designing Cities Conference in Seattle. In her presentation, “Planning While Black,” Tamika discusses some of her personal history, issues of diversity and equity, and how cities should include people who haven’t been represented in the planning process.

NACTO Urban Street Design Guide Sets Out to Change the DNA of Our Cities

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In a direct challenge to the long-standing authority of state DOTs to determine how transportation infrastructure gets designed, the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) yesterday launched its Urban Street Design Guide. NACTO’s Urban Bikeway Design Guide has already empowered cities around the country to embrace protected bike lanes and other innovative designs that […]