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A review of the week's top stories at the intersection of sustainable transportation, urban planning, and economic development. Hosted by Jeff Wood of The Overhead Wire.

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A review of the week's top stories at the intersection of sustainable transportation, urban planning, and economic development. Hosted by Jeff Wood of The Overhead Wire.

    Episode 418: Get on the Fast Bus

    Episode 418: Get on the Fast Bus

    This week we’re joined by Colin Parent, Executive Director of Circulate San Diego, to talk about their new report Fast Bus! How San Diego Can Make Progress by Speeding Up the Bus. We chat about some of the big things happening in San Diego and how the region can promote and support buses.
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    • 38 min
    Episode 125: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Power Outage!

    Episode 125: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Power Outage!

    Chrissy Mancini Nichols joins the show this week to talk bike lanes, low traffic neighborhoods, gas stoves, and transportation engineering in the United States. It gets even more fun as Jeff's power goes out and we have to do the last 10 minutes over the phone! Join us for episode 125 of Mondays at The Overhead Wire.
    Show Notes
    Transportation engineering education - Next City
    Low Traffic neighborhood study - Guardian
    Bike lane battles - Wired Magazine
    Cooler pavements - Transfers Magazine
    Gas Stoves and childhood asthma - Washington Post
    Map of gas stove use - Statista
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    • 55 min
    Episode 417: Transportation Policy Transfer in Southeast Asia

    Episode 417: Transportation Policy Transfer in Southeast Asia

    This week we’re joined by Dr. Dorina Pojani, Associate Professor of Urban Planning at the University of Queensland to talk about her book Planning for Sustainable Transport in Southeast Asia: Policy Transfer, Diffusion, and Mobility. We chat about how four different Southeast Asian cities are taking transportation ideas from other places and trying to deal with congestion and mobility.
    You can find the book from Springer here.
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    • 44 min
    Episode 416: What Do Transportation Lobbyists Do?

    Episode 416: What Do Transportation Lobbyists Do?

    This week we’re joined by Dr. Nadia Anderson, former Director of Federal Affairs at INRIX. Dr. Anderson joins us to talk about what lobbyists actually do, the one year anniversary of IIJA, and how it leads to Justice 40 and equity action.
     
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    • 40 min
    Episode 124: Mondays at the Overhead Wire - A TRB Review with Ron Milam

    Episode 124: Mondays at the Overhead Wire - A TRB Review with Ron Milam

    This week we're joined by Ron Milam of Fehr and Peers to talk about some of his thoughts on this year's Transportation Research Board Conference. We also talk about VMT and highway expansions, commute times and distances in China, and why certain sounds from your neighbors might put you on edge.
    Follow along below the jump for the show notes.

    Notes
    Why do we keep expanding highways? - New York Times
    MIT finds Chinese commute times pretty standard - Archinect
    Why neighbor noises annoy us - Nautilus
     
    Puppies and Butterflies
    Doggie bus stops - The Drive
     
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    • 59 min
    Episode 415: Everything that Moves Makes a Sound

    Episode 415: Everything that Moves Makes a Sound

    This week we’re joined by Michiel Huijsman, Managing Director of Soundtrackcity in the Netherlands. We chat about how to think about the positive aspect of urban soundscapes, designing how a place sounds, and how thinking was changed by the pandemic.
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
143 Ratings

143 Ratings

AMP89613 ,

One of my favorite urban planning pods

I love the mix of expert interviews and weekly news review on Mondays (plus links to said articles in the show notes!). Keep up the great work.

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Good content, bad audio

The show has good perspective and great guests, but the audio is intolerable. Jeff seems to fade into mumbling frequently, and the interstitial audio is often much louder than the talking. It’s painful to listen.

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New to the Show

I’m new to the show and I’m loving it so far. Particularly interesting in what midsize cities are doing to improve equity.

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