The blog that's changing Auckland and what you can learn from it
I interviewed Patrick Reynolds and Matt Lowrie, two of the bloggers on the Greater Auckland blog in New Zealand’s largest city. It was a wide ranging conversation which will eventually become two Reinventing Transport episodes and one Reinventing Parking episode. Auckland is a striking example of a rather car dependent city that has actually been changing some of its key trends and taking some remarkable steps towards becoming a different kind of city in which other transport options are...
Parking: What's Wrong and How to Fix It
Parking is the focus of Episode 8 of Reinventing Transport. Highlights include how most cities plan parking like they plan toilets, and why that is a bad idea. Also, why on-street parking is actually not a public good. I discuss Adaptive Parking, a set of ideas for getting urban success (and parking success) but avoiding the harmful effects of parking excess. Learn more and read the full show notes here. Support Reinventing Transport on Patreon. Follow Paul Barter on Twitter.
Transport-based City Types and their Trajectories
This solo episode with Paul Barter offers perspective on cities and their transport systems, with the help of city types based on transport modes, such as Walking Cities, Transit Cities, Bus Cities, Motorcycle Cities and Car Cities. It's imperfect but useful, especially if we add the idea of a Traffic Saturated City, not to be confused with a Car City. Find out more at: https://www.reinventingtransport.org/2018/10/city-transport-types.html
Reducing transport emissions: lessons from a career
Margarita Parra and Paul Barter discussed lessons from her 8 years directing the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation grant-making aimed at reducing transportation-related air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Show notes at https://www.reinventingtransport.org/2018/09/reducing-transport-emissions-lessons.html
Slow is not a dirty word
Carlos Felipe Pardo and Paul Barter discussed the intriguing and neglected idea of "slowness" in urban transport. Detailed shownotes are at: https://www.reinventingtransport.org/2018/08/slowness.html
Singapore Urban Transport: the Warts-and-All Story
Singapore's urban transport is a well known success. But, in this episode, Paul Barter shares a warts-and-all version of Singapore's transport history, including surprising twists, little known mistakes and some neglected successes. Shownotes are at https://www.reinventingtransport.org/2018/08/singapore-story.html
Multimodal transport: Todd Litman explains how and why
Interview with the energetic Todd Litman, founder and Executive Director of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute (VTPI), who explained some key problems with conventional urban transport planning and why we need multi-modal urban transport planning. Check out the show notes at https://www.reinventingtransport.org/2018/07/todd-litman.html
Streets for people in India: Shreya Gadepalli
Episode 2 of the Reinventing Transport podcast features Shreya Gadepalli of ITDP India discussing Complete Street plans (or street space reallocation) in India. Shreya was upbeat about the rapid spread of efforts to reallocate street space in India. She shared how projects in Chennai and Pune (in particular) are dramatically improving conditions for people on foot, on bicycles and in buses. Her insights are relevant internationally. Read the full show notes at...
This is the first episode of the Reinventing Transport show. It is a short Trailer to let you know what to expect from future episodes, which will start in June 2018.