"Web 2.0–shorthand for Internet applications that rely on users to generate content–has the potential to transform transit systems and operations, while also enabling the general public to collaborate directly with public agencies. Andy Nash, a veteran transportation and land use planner based in Vienna, Austria, will present his latest research on how Web 2.0 has improved planning, efficiency and reliability and public participation. Nash’s talk will build on his past experiences conducting research at ETH Zurich’s Institute for Transport Planning and Systems and, in the 1990s, as executive director of the San Francisco County Transportation Authority."
Start the new year right with a packed week of livable streets events that span the spectrum from national monuments to Web 2.0. Here are the highlights: Tuesday: Learning from Washington D.C.: Monumental planning and thriving TODs. Find out how Washington D.C. is planning for its next 100 years, and how the region’s suburban transit […]
"Enrique Penalosa, the former Mayor of Bogota, Colombia and internationally-renowned innovator in the fields of transportation, housing and land use for large cities, will speak at a public forum this Tuesday, July 7th, 5:30pm-7:30pm at the Koret Auditorium, Main Public Library (100 Larkin St.) in San Francisco. The event is free and valet bicycle parking […]
The U.S. DOT is expected to announce today that it has tapped Robert Bertini, a Portland State University professor who headed Oregon’s state-wide transport research effort, as the No. 2 at the Research and Innovative Technology Administration — the government’s home for stats on all things transportation. Robert Bertini (Photo: Oregonian) Bertini’s hiring is an […]
Muni riders board an already-packed shuttle during Thursday’s Metro shutdown. Photo: Matt Baume Muni may be having trouble acquiring cash these days, but there’s one thing that’s never in short supply for the transit agency: advice. Among the many organizations pressuring Muni to resist service cuts, the newly formed San Francisco Transit Riders Union (SFTRU) […]
Yesterday, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), under the leadership of Governor Mike Pence, joined newly elected Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) in putting his state’s commitment to the Illiana Expressway project on hold. The Illiana would run through cornfields and cost as much as $3 billion to build, putting taxpayers […]
The relationship between active transportation and public health can seem so plainly obvious that we tend to take it for granted. Who could question that air pollution, obesity, and road fatalities are major public health concerns that have a direct connection to the availability of safe and convenient travel options other than driving? But as […]