Transit oriented development, mixed use development, redevelopment, suburban corporate parks, greenspace-oriented development, infill development, PATH train service extension, Lincoln Tunnel pilot project, Camden Transit hub, rezoning, parking-free apartments, bullet trains, high-speed railways, transit subsidiesRead more
CREATING PLACES FOR PEOPLE:
Placemaking in Transit-Friendly Downtowns
Friday, December 6, 2019 | 9:30-12:00 | New Brunswick, NJ
This week’s video features Tom Schulze. Mr. Schulze draws upon 40 years of experience in city planning and discusses the importance of involving the public in the planning for TOD.Read more
Resource Link: The Real Estate Mantra – Locate Near Public Transportation by the American Public Transportation Association
This study reveals that it is getting increasingly expensive to live near public transit. As more and more cities invest in mixed-use developments, house prices and rents within a half-mile of transit facilities are increasing at a faster rate than those in neighborhoods farther away.
Jersey City bike plans & parking management, Redevelopment near Newark Symphony Hall, Edison’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund, Longer PATH trains. Zero parking in San Diego, High-speed rail, BRT in the San Fernando Valley, Tech startups to address NYC gridlock, Charlotte’s transit districts, Voting to end single-family zoning in Minneapolis. Workplace parking taxes in Nottingham, UK, Chinese-Keynan highway projects, Amazon India takes to the rails.Read more
This week we feature two videos! Andrew Lappitt is Senior Planner at Sam Schwartz. Leigh Ann Von Hagen is Senior Researcher & Adjunct Professor at the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University. Both are planners and each is a resident of a designated New Jersey Transit Village, Rahway and Netcong, respectively.Read more
NJ TRANSIT’s Transit art program, station improvements, one-seat ride restoration. Englewood Cliff’s affordable housing suit, Cranford’s downtown boom, Riverside redevelopment. Vision Zero, all things buses (BRT, bus lanes, better bus stops, new service), too much parking in Pittsburgh (at bus centers!) TOD in China, bus lanes in India, sustainable transport in Malaysia.Read more
This week’s video features Matt Ward. Mr. Ward is Senior Planner for the City of Jersey City, New Jersey. Mr. Ward discusses the benefits and challenges of engaging the public on TOD.Read more
Video link: Linking People to Opportunity: FTA’s Role in Creating Complete Communities
This video from 2017 discusses how transit-oriented development (TOD) can be used to increase access to opportunities via public transportation and how public transportation serves to create more complete communities.
Proposed pedestrian bridges in Camden and Bayonne, NJBIA salutes redevelopment, NJ TRANSIT approves FY2020 budget. TOD projects in Aurora, CO & Vancouver BC. Service improvements in Staten Island, Detroit-area & Chicago, and Manchester & Liverpool UK.Read more