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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.

Talking Headways: A Streetsblog Podcast The Overhead Wire

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    • 4.7 • 138 Ratings

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 403: At the Expense of Vehicular Capacity

    Episode 403: At the Expense of Vehicular Capacity

    This week on Talking Headways we're joined by journalist Megan Kimble to talk about housing and highway fights in Texas. We chat about TXDOT's political pressure, the organizations fighting back, and how throughput remains king.
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    • 42 min
    Episode 402: Broward County Transportation

    Episode 402: Broward County Transportation

    This week we’re joined by Broward MPO Executive Director Greg Stuart to talk about the history of Broward County, it's connections to the rest of South Florida, the historic MAPS transportation plan, and how they are dealing with potential sea level rise and impacts of the pandemic.
    This episode was produced in partnership with Railvolution!
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    • 56 min
    Episode 118: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Interior Block Urbanism

    Episode 118: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Interior Block Urbanism

    This week on Mondays we cover a ton of ground including Transportation Insecurity, putting retail away from arterial streets, pattern book building, bad intersections, forced flood buyouts and much more! 
    Check out links in the show notes below:
    Show Links
    Transportation insecurity - Washington Center for Equitable Growth
    Flood buyouts - Grist
    Nashville retail away from arterials - Nashville Scene
    Fayetteville pattern books - NW Arkansas Democrat Gazette
    KC's worst intersections - KCUR
    Warehouses in the fields - The Guardian
    Good luck playing Sim NIMBY - Motherboard
    Bonus Articles
    Denver storefronts - Colorado Public Radio
    Ship it Zero resolution - Grist
    Window urbanism - Winnepeg Free Press
    Puppies and Butterflies
    BART essay contest - Short-Edition
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    • 36 min
    Episode 401: Health Gains for the Compact Walkable City

    Episode 401: Health Gains for the Compact Walkable City

    This week we’re joined by Billie Giles-Corti, Director of the Healthy Livable Cities Lab at RMIT,  Melanie Lowe of the University of Melbourne, and Geoff Boeing of USC to talk about their papers in The Lancet Global Health series on Urban Design, Transport, and Health. They chat about the importance of walkability to public health, why Sao Paulo Brazil connects policy and outcomes so well, and how cities can use the detailed indicators they’ve created including bus stop and intersection density to fill policy gaps that lead to positive health outcomes.
    You can find the papers at The Lancet Global Health
    or visit The Global Observatory of Healthy and Sustainable Cities
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    • 52 min
    Episode 400: Talking Headways Back in Time

    Episode 400: Talking Headways Back in Time

    We're at 400 episodes and I want to thank the listeners for letting us come into their podcatchers each week.  We've got 13 clips from shows in the first 399 episodes. We share clips on microtransit, urban delivery systems, city fiber networks, 3D urban design, transit value capture, zoning reform, walking, and community togetherness. Join us for a fun trip down memory lane.
     
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    • 1 hr 49 min
    Episode 117: Mondays at the Overhead Wire - Convening with the Ancients

    Episode 117: Mondays at the Overhead Wire - Convening with the Ancients

    This week on the show I'm Han Solo again, but that won't stop us from covering interesting news about cities from around the world!  We chat about Phoenix's ancient canals, some of California's potential new laws, Black migration, and making friends in sprawl.
    Check out the show links and notes below:
    Phoenix canal history - BBC Travel
    Capitalism and gentrification - Guardian
    Black migration - The Atlantic
    Making friends in sprawl - Vox
    Trees a secret weapon - Time Magazine
    Small cargo vans - The Drive
    Bonus coverage:
    French e-bike subsidies - The Verge
    300 mile range needed? - NYT
    Tredges protect kids from particulates - New Atlas
    Zero down payment mortgage - NBC
    Banning meat adverts - Guardian
    Banning fossil fuel adverts - Euronews
    California laws
    Public meetings - CityLab
    Reapealing Article 34, anti-public housing - LA Times
    Housing on strip malls, commercial - Smart Cities Dive
    Car free tax breaks - Washington Post
    Parking requirements near transit - San Diego Union Tribune
     
    Comments and Questions
    Castro bath house dispute - SFist
    Why city planning? - Thomas Bardenett
     
    Puppies and Butterflies
    Pulling the Streetcar Out - Dallas Morning News
     
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
138 Ratings

138 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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