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.
We are proud to co-host this webcast along with Island Press, NACTO, CUES at Florida Atlantic University and the Transportation and Land Development Committee of TRB.
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. A special thanks to our friends at Island Press for extending this generous offer to our members.
From the publisher's description:
The Transit Street Design Guide is a well-illustrated, detailed introduction to designing streets for high-quality transit, from local buses to BRT, from streetcars to light rail. Drawing on the expertise of a peer network and case studies from across North America, the guide provides a much-needed link between transit planning, transportation engineering, and street design. The Transit Street Design Guide presents a new set of core principles, street typologies, and design strategies that shift the paradigm for streets, from merely accommodating service to actively prioritizing great transit. The book expands on the transit information in the acclaimed Urban Street Design Guide, with sections on comprehensive transit street design, lane design and materials, stations and stops, intersection strategies, and city transit networks. It also details performance measures and outlines how to make the case for great transit street design in cities.
The guide is built on simple math: allocating scarce space to transit instead of private automobiles greatly expands the number of people a street can move. Street design and decisions made by cities, from how to time signals to where bus stops are placed, can dramatically change how transit works and how people use it.
We're very excited about this new partnership with Island Press. Look for more book deals and more webcasts coming soon.