A Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project became a way for community members, the city, and the transit agency to rethink two main streets and address challenges residents had been facing for a long time.
Find out how this happened in a free webinar on June 27 (3pm EDT) presented by the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals in collaboration with Rail~Volution. Missed the webinar? Watch the video here. Find out about other free webinars from APBP here.
Pittsburgh’s EcoInnovation District: Helping Residents Shape Outcomes
In Pittsburgh, the city and the transit agency (Port Authority of Allegheny County) launched a plan for a BRT line to connect the region’s two largest economic centers to its transit ridership base. The plan included great stuff: stations with pedestrian and bicycling amenities, smart parking management & more. In this free webinar presented in cooperation with Rail~Volution, learn how the city put plans on hold to ensure residents’ concerns and vision for their community shaped the plans. Hear about the EcoInnovation District Plan, a hands-on, bottom-up planning process for helping residents influence overall outcomes and strategies around technology, equity and sustainability. Explore outreach strategies. Find out how plan objectives impacted policies and procedures, including street design, the quality of public spaces, as well as zoning and parking requirements.
Justin Miller, AICP, Principal Transportation Planner, City of Pittsburgh, Department of Mobility and Infrastructure, Pittsburgh, PA
Breen Masciotra, AICP, TOD Manager, Port Authority of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA
We’re excited to be partnering with APBP to present this free webinar. It’s part of our goal to stoke conversation and interaction about best practices and innovation in creating livable communities with transit. Bonus: this webinar also takes us deeper into issues in Pittsburgh, home to Rail~Volution 2018, October 21-24.
APBP (Association for Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals) is a community of practitioners working to create more walkable, bikeable places. APBP fosters peer knowledge sharing, advances technical expertise, and supports the professional development of its members. Visit their web site here and make sure to see the full lineup of 2018 webinars.
Also check out the Rail~Volution podcast – lively conversations about building livable communities.