Podcast #76 – Bus Stop Spacing with Alex Cecchini

WalkShedImpacts-500x256The podcast this week is a conversation with Alex Cecchini, an engineer and regular contributor to streets.mn. Alex recently wrote a well-researched post entitled The Case for Quarter Mile Bus Stop Spacing, all about transit design and the tradeoff between frequent stops and bus speeds. We sat down at the Amsterdam Bar in downtown Saint Paul to talk about his transit planning generally, and his research, more specifically. We also blabbed about streetcars and Alex’s background as an amateur urbanist. I hope you enjoy the conversation. (Note: I also wrote about this issue, in part, over at Minnpost.)

The audio is here.  Thanks for listening!

Bill Lindeke

About Bill Lindeke

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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.