The California Northern Section of the American Planning Association honored the Petaluma Station Area Master Plan with a 2014 Award of Merit for Comprehensive Plan, Small Jurisdiction. Nelson\Nygaard, on a team led by Opticos Design, developed all access, connectivity and parking-related elements of the plan. We planned new bicycle, pedestrian, and shuttle connections to two new rail transit stations and established policies for shared parking and on-street parking management.
Orange Line BRT plan earns Honorable Mention
The Southern California Association of Governments recognized the Orange Line BRT Sustainable Corridor Implementation Plan with a 2014 Honorable Mention, Sustainability Awards. The bus rapid transitway in LA, although a groundbreaking success, is hampered by mixed access. On a team led by Raimi + Associates, Nelson\Nygaard identified and prioritized improvements to station access and station-area circulation for all 14 existing Orange Line stations. Higher level recommendations were also issued at the corridor level, including concepts for expansion and extension of the Orange Line.
Real Urban Intersection Design
Washington, D.C. – May 2014 – Agencies and cities worldwide are recognizing the need to change urban streets to not only prioritize vulnerable users such as pedestrians, but to resurrect the idea of shared public spaces. Our firm, Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, worked with the City of Chicago, IL, USA and the Emirate of Abu Dhabi on the Complete Streets Chicago Design Guidelines and the Abu Dhabi Urban Street Design Manual, respectively. Both of these guidebooks place pedestrians as the first priority in the complete streets design process.
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