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.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Montgomery County And Transit

In October 2006, I did a presentation to members of Action Coalition for Transit, Montgomery County's transit advocacy group--the group that really kept the Purple Line idea alive in the face of active opposition by the road lobby and developer groups. I suppose only 20-25 people saw the presentation. Afterwards, I went home and modified the presentation based on the comments and reactions. I was going to show it to a group of Transportation Demand Management professionals, but it ended up not happening. Today's Post has an article about ideas for bus rapid transit in MoCo. See "Md. Busway Promoted As Solution To Gridlock." Some of that was presaged in this presentation, which more people than 25 ought to see... and clearly, Montgomery County really needs to develop an expansive transportation plan, as this presentation discusses.



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