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 99: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - The Halloween Highway
57:02This week we're joined by Josh Fairchild, Co-Founder of Transit Matters, a transit advocacy organization in Boston. Josh tells us about his recent trip to California and his experience with BART after a long flight. We also talk about our slate of news including the end of Alitalia Airlines, the idea of Planet City, Seattle's experiment with e-bike deliveries, and how the human brain navigates cities. Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire Support the show on Patreon by going to http://patreon.com/theoverheadwire
Episode 356: Partisanship and Transportation
45:03This week we're joined by Kelcie Ralph, Nick Klein, and Calvin Thigpen to talk about their recent paper 'Political Partisanship and Transportation Reform' written with Anne Brown in the Journal of The American Planning Association. We chat about why they wrote the paper, what they found out about partisanship and transportation policy, and why all sides of the political spectrum have little understanding of induced demand.
Episode 355: Asphalt - A History
48:19This week we’re joined by Kenneth O’Reilly to talk about his book Asphalt: A History. We chat about what asphalt is, how it was used for building, war, and economic expansion and how it impacts the future of the planet. Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire Support the show at http://patreon.com/theoverheadwire
Episode 98: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Duluth, Like Duluth?
1:01:33This week on Mondays we're joined by Chrissy Mancini Nichols to talk about a number of different topics including climate migration, low traffic neighborhoods in Birmingham UK, and reforming mega project contracts. News Climate Proof Duluth - MPR News Birmingham Low Traffic Neighborhood - The Guardian Yemen's Ancient Cities - BBC Travel No More Mega Contracts for Mega Projects - Eno Center Livability Awards for Highways - Washington Post Puppies and Butterflies Boji the Istanbul Transit Dog - Reuters How Clement Street Survived - New York Times
Episode 354: Active Transportation Laws in Berlin
37:23This week we’re joined by Roland Stimpel of The German Pedestrian Association Fussverkehr. Roland chats with us about Berlin’s new mobility laws including the 2018 Mobility Act and 2021’s pedestrian law amendments. We also talk about SUVs, the struggle to find public servants, and Ampelmännchen, the traffic light man.
Episode 353: Depave Cities
53:45This week on the podcast we're joined by Mary Pat McGuire, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Illinois. Mary Pat talks with us about what happens to water after it hits the pavement, the damaging environmental impacts of covering cities in pavement, and steps we can take to reduce runoff in green cities.
Episode 97: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Electric Chargers Among Us
30:05This week on Mondays, we discuss a lot of different topics from HOLC map redlining to electric car chargers. We don't talk much about the infrastructure bill but I imagine that will be coming soon whether it passes or not! News Who increases air quality guidelines - Guardian 40 years of HSR - La Croix Translated The train the shrunk France - Ars Technica Berlin buys out apartments - AP News Redlining didn't happen how we thought it did - Governing EV Chargers in Zoning Code - Urban Milwaukee Do we need 500K chargers? - Motherboard The economics of gas stations - The Hustle
Episode 352: The Community Knows What it Wants
41:58This month on the Railvolution podcast we’re joined by Duncan Hwang, Interim Co-Director of the Asian Pacific Network of Oregon and Gauri Rajbaidya, architect and senior associate at SERA. They chat with us about community driven development in Portland’s Jade District and how it's connected to the rest of the region.
Episode 351: The Rules Require Death
48:53This week we’re joined by Dr. Megan Ryerson, UPS Chair of Transportation at the University of Pennsylvania’s Weitzman School of Design. Dr. Ryerson joins us to talk about her research on cognitive workload, measuring the stress of cyclists at intersections. We also chat about transportation during the pandemic, the uneven power dynamics in traffic safety between cars and bikes/pedestrians, and how safety and an inability to navigate are access restrictions. Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire Support the show at http://patreon.com/theoverheadwire
Episode 96: Mondays at The Overhead Wire - Find Your Solarpunk City
58:40This week Tracy McMillan joins the show to talk about engineering climate change preparedness in New Orleans, Solarpunk cities, making Lego budget movies, and early Robert Putnam's thoughts on Italian social capital. We also chat a bit about Metro Twin Cities new transit pass plan and Paris' new speed limit. Find us on twitter @theoverheadwire Support the show on Patreon http://patreon.com/theoverheadwire