Persuading people to embrace multimodal systems, with David Sands

Bike Detroit? If we’re playing word association, you say Detroit, I’m gonna say cars. David Sands joins the podcast to talk about transportation advocacy – basically how to get people motivated […]

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Placemaking and street design for conservatives, with Bill Lindeke

Bill Lindeke started blogging about sidewalks and cities almost 10 years ago. The catalyst was reading Jane Jacobs. When we spoke, Bill was working on his dissertation about bicycling and cities. He’s […]

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Designing community streets for people [NPR broadcast]

Peter Norton was a guest host for WMAR’s Virginia Insights, a regular NPR show. (You may remember hearing Peter interviewed by me in this episode.) Peter invited Fionnula Quinn and me […]

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Transport planning and mode shift, with Shana Johnson

Shana Johnson is a transportation planner based in Washington, DC. She has an interesting background for a planner — she used to analyze transportation data for the Bureau of Transportation […]

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Start thinking like a radical placemaker…a child

If bold visions and love-of-community are characteristics of great placemakers, then it seems like kids would be natural stakeholders for design projects. Don’t expect them to have a design concept […]

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Why classifying (categorizing) streets is so important, with Peter Norton

Earlier this year, I teamed up with Peter Norton to give a webinar about the function and design of streets in urban areas. It was sponsored by American Planning Association, […]

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Using Streetfilms to educate and excite decision makers, with Clarence Eckerson

I’m happy to welcome a not-so-normal guest to the show this week. Clarence Eckerson has become quite the celebrity, especially in biking circles. He’s been making fantastical transportation media in […]

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