653 episodes

A weekly podcast about the intersection between sustainable transportation, urban planning, and economic development. Hosted by Jeff Wood of The Overhead Wire.

Talking Headways: A Streetsblog Podcast The Overhead Wire

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    • 4.7 • 157 Ratings

A weekly podcast about the intersection between sustainable transportation, urban planning, and economic development. Hosted by Jeff Wood of The Overhead Wire.

    Episode 488: When Driving is Not An Option

    Episode 488: When Driving is Not An Option

    This week on Talking Headways I’m joined by SPUR’s Laura Tolkoff to interview Anna Zivarts about her new book: When Driving Is Not an Option: Steering Away from Car Dependency.  We chat about non-drivers, car seats, and the week without driving.  
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    • 33 min
    Episode 487: Killed by a Traffic Engineer

    Episode 487: Killed by a Traffic Engineer

    This week we’re joined by Wes Marshall, Civil Engineering Professor at the University of Colorado at Denver to talk about his book Killed by a Traffic Engineer: Shattering the Delusion that Science Underlies our Transportation System. We chat about writing process, the ideas of risk and exposure, and what he learned from pouring over old transportation engineering journals.
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    • 52 min
    Episode 153: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - (De)congestion Pricing with Ben Kabak

    Episode 153: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - (De)congestion Pricing with Ben Kabak

    This week on Mondays at The Overhead Wire we go into depth on the past week in New York City and Governor Kathy Hochul's attempt to end a (de)congestion pricing program that was going to begin on June 30th. We're joined by Ben Kabak of Second Avenue Sagas to go over all the details.
    Links discussed on the show: Riders Alliance | Transportation Alternatives
    Also huge shout to Streetsblog NYC for some great reporting on this topic
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    • 51 min
    Episode 486: The Computable City

    Episode 486: The Computable City

    This week on Talking Headways we’re joined by Michael Batty, Professor of Planning at the University College London. We chat about his book The Computable City: Histories, Technologies, Stories, Predictions which includes histories of computing, smart city critiques, what the discourse on AI should really be about, and discussions on the future of urban forms.
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    • 55 min
    Episode 485: Amtrak vs Brightline in Ohio

    Episode 485: Amtrak vs Brightline in Ohio

    This week we’re joined by Cleveland journalist Ken Prendergast to talk about intercity passenger rail in greater Ohio.  We chat about the competing interests of Brightline and Amtrak and the history of passenger rail planning in the region.
    Check out Ken's NEO-trans Blog
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    • 37 min
    Mondays Flashback: Verkehrsverbund with Ralph Buehler

    Mondays Flashback: Verkehrsverbund with Ralph Buehler

    We’re Han Solo today but no fear we’re flashing back to Episode 211 of the Talking Headways podcast where we chatted with Ralph Buehler about the topic of the German transport concept of Verkehrsverbund.  With a lot of talk of regional transportation networks and planning, I thought it might be worth a listen again five years later. 
     
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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
157 Ratings

157 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.

ΘΔΡ ,

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.

Booberry2013 ,

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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