Podcast #73: The Great streets.mn Railvolution Debate


The innocent victims.

The podcast this week is the audio from the special streets.mn panel at the recent Railvolution conference that took place in downtown Minneapolis this September. Earlier this year, some of the conference organizers approached the streets.mn board about setting up a panel session that would feature a bunch of our writers debating key issues from the streets.mn archives. Well, we did it. We had a room packed planners, engineers, and officials from all over the country to hear six streets.mn writers debate the pros and cons of three often controversial topics: urban streetcars, light rail and equity, and the downtown skyway system. I was one of the speakers, arguging the pro-streetcar position, and I was joined by Nick Magrino, Cameraon Conway, Alex Cechinni, Janne Flisrand, and Sam Newberg. We got great feedback, and the conversation went really well, and I think you’ll enjoy the conversation.

The audio link is here. Thanks for listening!

[PS More pics of the debate below.]



Yay! Everybody wins!


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2 Responses to Podcast #73: The Great streets.mn Railvolution Debate

  1. Jeff Peltola October 18, 2014 at 10:02 am #

    Is it just me, or do you guys look happier and fitter than the average transportation/land-use conference goer? All that biking, walking and transit riding? Or you get to say what you really believe? 🙂


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