Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Good transit planning resource

It's rare it seems for transportation master plans to reference broader policy documents, to make comparisons to peer systems, etc.

One of the many reasons I find exceptional the Seattle Urban Mobility Plan is because of the breadth of its "Briefing Book," many chapters on best practices, including a comparison to what it has defined as "peer transit systems."

-- Best Practices in Transit, Seattle Urban Mobility Plan

Separately, I am a fan of the King County Metro Transit agency's service metrics.

In the comment thread on the recent piece, "Will buses ever be cool?," I mentioned the concept of the "High-Frequency Network" as part of what I would call the "Primary Transit Network" of a community.

It turns out that in the preparation of the in Nashville/Davidson County nMotion transit planning process, among other elements, they produced a scad of papers on best practice:

Scenarios Details: Strategy Papers
These reports take a detailed look at some of the strategies and issues across all 3 scenarios. To view the comments received on these reports please visit our discussion forum.

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