Bus Routes and Cash Flows

In Episode 2, I caught up with Memphis-based Urban Planner Nick Oyler to talk about the relationship between transit planning (i.e. where highways, bus lines, rail, bike lanes go) and development (i.e. what gets built). Which comes first? Do developers go where the transit is developing, do transit people look to the developers for clues, or is it some mix of the two?

Nick is from Memphis, where I was born, and he has spent significant time in Germany, where I lived for 5 years, so we are definitely on the same wave-length about a lot of things. Hope you enjoy our conversation!