Talking Headways Podcast: Designing Ninja-Proof Seats

Talking Headways small

This week, we’re joined by Lily Bernheimer of Space Works Consulting. Bernheimer, a Streetsblog/Open Plans Alum, talks to us about her book “The Shaping of Us: How Every Day Spaces Structure our Lives, Behavior, and Well-Being.” She talks about her research in Environmental Psychology and how human beings have evolved in order to respond to our physical environment. Listen in to learn about ninja-proof seats, mystery-novel models of building, and more on biophilia and human connections to nature.

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

When people who bike get behind the wheel of a car, Photo: John Luton/Flickr

What Do Drivers Really Think of Cyclists?

|
There's ample research out there backing up the safety benefits of streets with protected bikeways and slow car speeds. But what about the critically important yet less tangible factor of individual attitudes -- how does the mind of the person behind the wheel affect driver behavior toward cyclists? A new report from Portland State University looks at the question.