Talking Headways Podcast: The Urban Freight Lab

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This week, we’re joined by Dr. Anne Goodchild of the University of Washington’s Urban Freight Lab. We chat with Goodchild about what’s missing from the urban transportation discussion, the ideas they are testing for better deliveries, and the future of streets.

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