Talking Headways Podcast: Data Will Respirate the Future City

We’ve got a great episode this week with Los Angeles DOT General Manager Seleta Reynolds. Hear how she got into transportation planning and how she views the future of streets, air rights of way, and the best way for cities to collaborate with private mobility services. And finally we talk about pricing roads, what that means for cities, and how to address changing revenue sources as cities evolve.

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Talking Headways Podcast: The Future of Shared Mobility

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This week we’ve got a fascinating discussion from the Live.Ride.Share conference in Denver earlier this year. Hear what representatives from NRDC, Uber, Lyft, and U.S. DOT think about the future of shared-use mobility systems, carpooling services, autonomous vehicles, and their impact on cities and greenhouse gases. Speakers include: Mark Dowd, deputy assistant secretary for research and technology […]

Can LA Make “Great Streets” If the Mayor Won’t Stand Up for Good Design?

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Los Angeles, with its expanding transit network, is supposed to be in the process of shedding its cocoon of car-centricity and emerging, in the words of a recent Fast Company headline, as America’s “next great walkable city.” The city’s streets, however, didn’t change a whole lot under former mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. When Eric Garcetti was elected mayor in 2013, advocates thought […]

LOS and Travel Projections: The Wrong Tools for Planning Our Streets

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Gary Toth is director of transportation initiatives with the Project for Public Spaces. This post first appeared on PPS’s Placemaking Blog. Would you use a rototiller to get rid of weeds in a flowerbed? Of course not. You might solve your immediate goal of uprooting the weeds — but oh, my, the collateral damage that you would do. […]