SPUR Lunchtime Forum: A field guide to transit debates: A conversation with Jarrett Walker

"For the sake of the environment and for efficiency of movement with a
growing population, the need for public transit is spreading. But
funding and implementation issues incite intense and often bitter
quarrels. Join transit planning consultant Jarrett Walker
writer of the blog HumanTransit.org — as he offers insight on some
common issues, confusions, outcomes and strategies shared by transit
planning initiatives across the country."


Transit Investments and the Failure of Randal O’Toole’s Short-Term Thinking

The Los Angeles Times recently ran a big story to the effect that the region’s major investments in transit are not paying off, since ridership has recently declined. But there are a lot of problems with the paper’s analysis, which Streetsblog LA looked at last week. Jarrett Walker at Human Transit has also taken issue with how the LA Times published sweeping conclusions about long-term […]

This Week in Livable Streets Events

There are plenty of urban issues to sink your teeth into this week. From learning about the potential boons of urban farming in San Francisco and Bus Rapid Transit in San Jose to the discovery of greywater best practices that may reside in your own back yard. Here are the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: […]

SPUR: Human Transit, Clear Thinking About Public Transit

From spur.org: Image: Jarrett Walker/Island Press Jarrett Walker has been designing public transit systems for more than 20 years. His recent book, Human Transit, provides a guide to creating effective public transportation. While many people support transit in the abstract, it’s often hard to channel that support into successful transit investments. Walker will discuss how to define […]