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Best Walkcast by Tim Querengesser podcasts we could find (updated May 2020)
Best Walkcast by Tim Querengesser podcasts we could find
Updated May 2020
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Hosted by journalist and urbanist Tim Querengesser, Walkcast talks walkability in cities by walking it. Each episode takes experts and people passionate about cities out on a walk to talk about what's working as they do so, what isn't, and what needs to change.
 
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As Edmonton councillors prepare to inspect the city's latest Vision Zero report we catch up with two people who have lost faith in the project.Jane Cardillo and Steve Finkelman lost their son, David, after a driver struck him in a crosswalk on Whyte Avenue in 2014. They were powerful advocates for Vision Zero. But now, four years later, after few r…
 
"When the LRT came to our neighbourhood, it was designed for an arena and a mall," says Scott Rollans, a resident of Central McDougall in Edmonton. In episode eight we ponder how that happened. Just who is LRT for? Is it for things and for people with money? Or is it for people who are on their feet and need transportation options? Edmonton recentl…
 
In episode four we explore the theme of getting lost. First we meet Edmonton’s pedway "rat" and get lost with him—literally—in a mall, thanks to poor wayfinding. Thankfully we had some extra cheese.Next, we explore lost ambitions as we ride an LRT line back in time. In 1978, Edmonton built commuter rail into its northeast suburbs and dreamed of tra…
 
Journalist Tim Querengesser goes on a walk in Edmonton with Dr. Karen Lee (www.drkarenlee.com). Lee helped re-design Times Square in New York for pedestrians. And business boomed as a result. Lee is from Edmonton and her parents live in the city. How does she feel about walkability in their neighbourhood? "I worry," she says.* Thanks to SoundBible …
 
In episode two we speak with Dr. Darren Markland about the way we talk about drivers who hit (and often kill) pedestrians on our roads."If you want to kill somebody, you get into a car — because you can be assured you won't be charged with anything more than a minor driving fine," Markland says. "I think we really need to take away the blinders."…
 
Journalist Tim Querengesser goes on a walk in Edmonton with urbanist academic Kurt Borth (@kurt_borth) to talk about the theory of location efficiency. He also catches up with an Edmonton hotelier who's invested in a new hotel in what should be the city's most walkable neighbourhood, thanks to a $50M new street. But things didn't turn out so walkab…
 
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