In 2014, Americans took 10.8 billion trips on public transit, the highest since the dawn of the highway era. But most of these trips are on streets that were designed to move private cars, with transit as an afterthought. On April 27, join Matthew Roe, Director of NACTO’s Designing Cities Initiative, and Dr. John Renne, Director of the Center for Urban and Environment Solutions (CUES) and Associate Professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida for a discussion about how NACTO’s new Transit Street Design Guide can help streets of every size be redesigned to create great transit streets, supporting strong neighborhoods and downtowns.
Special guest Bill Bryant, Deputy Director for Transit at Seattle DOT, will discuss how the RapidRide C Line Extension project on Westlake Avenue in Seattle transformed a major four-lane street in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, the rapidly growing home of Amazon.com. Learn from Seattle how in-lane bus stops, side and center bus lanes, and intersection design techniques can be put together to move buses - and their riders - faster on any street. Registration is free and open to anyone.
Special offer for Strong Towns members!
Members of Strong Towns can receive 30% off the NACTO Transit Street Design Guide. Contact Member Support Specialist, Jason Schaefer, to receive the promo code. If you're not a member, go to our membership page to learn more and join.
NOTE: the book won’t be available to purchase until April 15. However, the promo code can be used for pre-orders. A special thanks to our friends at Island Press for extending this generous offer to our members.
The webcast is co-hosted by Island Press, NACTO, Strong Towns, CUES at Florida Atlantic University and the Transportation and Land Development Committee of TRB.