Sunday, April 14, 2024

Rethinking the Right-of-Way

TOD in Your Downtown Forum

DATE: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 | 11:00am-12:15pm


This event, hosted by, Downtown New Jersey, and NJ TRANSIT’s Transit Friendly Planning (TFP) Program will bring together a panel of experts from public and private entities to discuss their experience rethinking the right-of-way (ROW). The ROW allows the movement of people, vehicles, and goods through a piece of land, such as a road or sidewalk. In recent years, communities have re-envisioned the public ROW to reduce the amount of space dedicated to cars, and increase space for pedestrians, active transportation, public transit, and other uses. Panelists will share regional best practices on how to maximize sidewalk space, implement street closures, and program for pedestrian spaces in an effort to revitalize downtowns, as well as provide empirical evidence that rethinking the ROW works. 


Spencer Gober, Senior Planner, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC)
Dave Lustberg, Principal, Arterial
Jay Muldoon, Director of Special Projects, Borough of Metuchen
Cally Zebrowski, Treasurer, Washington Street Mall Management Company


Celeste Alsina, Transit Friendly Planning Program, NJ TRANSIT