SPUR Forum: SFMTA Urban Planning Initiatives

From SPUR:

The SFMTA’s Urban Planning Initiatives group is inventing cutting-edge tools to make land use development a partner to great urban transportation. Come meet the project team and hear about its work, including waterfront transportation planning and shuttle bus policies.

+ Peter Albert / SFMTA
+ Carli Paine / SFMTA
+ Erin Miller / SFMTA
Frank Markowitz / SFMTA

 

 

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