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SGV Connect is Streetsblog Los Angeles' podcast that explores the people, places, projects and events that make up the changing face of transportation in the San Gabriel Valley. SGV Connect is hosted by Damien Newton and includes interviews by Brian Velez. This feed also hosts SGV Connect's predecessor podcast, #DamienTalks.
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Dec 22, 2015

It's the end of the year, so we're doing a special #DamienTalks. As announced on Streetsblog California, today I'm taking your questions...errr, your question...

The questions we received were variations on where transportation is headed, and how are things will change going forward. I see two big ways that things are going to be different: at the policy level things will change because of Vision Zero, and in the advocacy world we'll see a shift as we all figure out how to best address equity issues in our planning and programming.

 

Given that this podcast is occurring during our pledge drive, I would be remiss if I didn’t post the links to the donation pages for Streetsblog San Francisco , Streetsblog Los Angeles and Streetsblog California.

We’re always looking for sponsors, show ideas, and feedback. You can contact me atdamien@streetsblog.org, at twitter@damientypes, online at Streetsblog California or on Facebook at StreetsblogCA.

Thanks for listening. You can download the episode at the #DamienTalks homepage on Libsyn.

Dec 11, 2015

Today, #DamienTalks with Roger Rudick, a long-time contributor to various Streetsblogs and the incoming editor of Streetsblog San Francisco.

In the interview we cover varied ground including how Rudick's world travels inform his writing at Streetsblog and elsewhere, his views on some of the major stories breaking in the Bay Area, and some get-to-know-you questions including "have you ever ridden Critical Mass?"

If you're just dying to learn more about Roger, read our "Welcome, Roger" post and yesterday's "Hi, I'm Roger" post at Streetsblog San Francisco.

Given that this [delete "is"] podcast is occurring during our pledge drive, I would be remiss if I didn't post the links to the donation pages for Streetsblog San Francisco and Streetsblog California.

We’re always looking for sponsors, show ideas, and feedback. You can contact me at damien@streetsblog.org, at twitter@damientypes, online at Streetsblog California or on Facebook at StreetsblogCA.

Thanks for listening. You can download the episode at the #DamienTalks homepage on Libsyn.

 
Dec 1, 2015

Hello, welcome back to #DamienTalks! It’s been awhile.

Today Damien talks with SFCTA executive director Tilly Chang (read Streetsblog coverage of Chang, here) about whether or not ride share companies are good for transit and good for urban transportation. SFCTA has been studying these issues and Chang has a wealth of information at her fingertips and even some advice for cities that are attempting to figure out the best ways to work with and regulate rideshare companies.

Our conversation mirrors an article at City Lab by Laura Bliss entitled, “Is Uber Transit’s Enemy or Its Friend?

Our answer, it’s too soon to say, but with the right partnerships and planning Uber, Lyft and all their friends can definitely be transit’s friends.

We’re always looking for sponsors, show ideas, and feedback. You can contact me at damien@streetsblog.org, at twitter @damientypes, online at Streetsblog California or on Facebook at StreetsblogCA.

Thanks for listening. You can download the episode at the Damien Talks homepage on Libsyn.

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