Monday, November 23, 2015

Podcast: Live from Rail~Volution

At Rail~Volution we recorded a podcast in front of a live audience.  We talked with Catherine Cuellar of Dallas about the arts district and her love of transportation alternatives as well as Dave Unsworth about the new Portland bridge which doesn't allow cars along with a whole host of other transit projects.  Hope you enjoy it.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Most Read from November 12th

Here are Yesterday's Top Stories from The Direct Transfer Daily

 Image courtesy of New York Times

- Do self driving cars dream? If so, what will they see? New York Times

- A sunken plaza was designed for BART, but it was all a big mistake - SF Chronicle

- The Anatomy of a NIMBY.  Seattle's housing fights explained - Seattle Weekly

Bonus Seattle Quote -

"Our neighborhoods are shadowed by tall, bulky buildings. Gardens are being cemented, trees cut down. Those who can’t carry their bags of groceries up and down the hills are not invited into this dystopia." 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Most Read from November 11th

Here are Yesterday's Top Stories from The Direct Transfer Daily

Photo-Illustration by Darrow; © Richard Cavalleri/Shutterstock

- TRB Research: Linking Transit Agencies and Land Use Decision-Making Guidebook

- Boating is cool in Venice, Not so cool in Miami Beach.

- Turns out self driving cars are a plot for robot imprisonment.  So says Scott Adams

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Most Read from November 10th

Here are Yesterday's Top Stories from The Direct Transfer Daily

Image via Lyft

- "Dallas doesn’t principally have a parking problem. It has a downtown Dallas problem"

- LA City Council will have to revote on mobility plan, critics hope it's their chance.

- Maybe Lyft only wants to be friends with rail lines, not buses?  That's what the image says to me 

Bonus Quote

"This experience has let me know that architecture can speak to and touch people and change things, regardless of what academia or what the old guard may want you to believe"

 - Germane Barnes

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Podcast: Dr. Richard Jackson on Built Environment and Public Health

This week I'm joined by Dr. Richard Jackson who talks about how public health is connected the the way we live.  We talk about trees, the Surgeon General's suggestions about walking, indoor air quality, social capital in the age of the internet and climate change.  Hope you join us.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Podcast: Mike Lydon Talks About Pattern Cities, Tactical Urbanism

This week we're joined by Mike Lydon who chats with me about Tactical Urbanism and Pattern Cities. It's a fun conversation with some insights into how we can do small things to change our cities.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Weekend Reads from The Direct Transfer

Some recommended reads for the weekend or those with a reading budget. ;)

Politico Magazine dives into the topic of TOD and Evanston Illinois. It's long form so make sure to leave some reading time.

Governor Hogan has proposed a frequent bus network in Baltimore to replace the Red Line, but not everyone is happy, especially the mayor which you can see in the Quote of the Day.

And finally, if you were wondering what all the fuss is about for the Paris climate talks, Good Magazine has a short primer.  I'm sure we'll be hearing more about COP21 as it gets closer.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Podcast: Measuring Carbon Emissions at Street Level

This week we're joined by Dr. Kevin Gurney of Arizona State University to talk about measuring carbon emissions at a more human scale including at the street level.

Find out more at Streetsblog.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Most Read from October 12th

Here are Yesterday's Top Stories from The Direct Transfer Daily

Img via Kotaku

- A History of City Building Games: Sim City and Beyond | Ars Technica
- Better Buses Make a Better City | David Alpert in the Washington Post
- Nashville's Mayor Tried to Build a BRT Line, Didn't Expect the Extraordinary Opposition
Bonus Quote - Oh That Pesky Traffic

"The main problem Plano Tomorrow’s opponents keep coming back to is that it could technically allow high-density apartments to be built almost anywhere in the city. They say apartments are associated with a host of social ills like poorer school quality, stunted home values and more traffic." 

Monday, October 12, 2015

Podcast: Thinking About the Western US without a Car

This week I'm joined by Tim Sullivan to talk about his new book Ways to the West.  To write the book he took a three week road trip without a car and discusses the transportation and city planning history of many western cities.