Human transit – a new approach to transit planning & transit oriented design
7 pm Thursday April 12, 2012 – free admission, no RSVP required
At the John Dutton Theatre at the W.R. Castell Central Library (616 Macleod Trail SE)
Jarrett Walker, a Portland based public transit expert, believes that transit can be simple, if we focus first on the underlying geometry that all transit technologies share. In this lecture he’ll detail how the fundamental geometry of transit shapes successful systems; and the local choices that lead to transit-friendly development.
Walker will address the key questions that should be addressed and debated within communities and by leaders and planners of transit in order to create systems that are both resilient and useful for the communities they serve.
Jarrett Walker bio
Jarrett Walker is an international consultant in public transit network design and policy, and has been a consulting transit planner for more than twenty years. He has overseen more than 20 major projects re-designing public transit systems in and played key roles in major interdisciplinary projects in cities such as San Antonio, Seattle and Minneapolis.
Mr. Walker is the author of Human Transit: How clearer thinking about public transit can enrich our communities and our lives and writes a leading transit blog: http://humantransit.org.
TransitCamp YYC is a civic action group dedicated to executing citizen solutions for Calgary’s transit challenges. Check out our blog or join our mailing list at https://transitcamp.ca/
This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of: Calgary Transit, Institute of Transportation Engineers Southern Alberta Section, CivicCamp, The City of Calgary and Sustainable Alberta