Shared-Use Mobility Center | SUMC 2019
March 5, 2019
Terra Curtis to speak.
Terra Curtis to speak.
Nelson\Nygaard recently completed a bus stop study for Metro, located in Kalamazoo, MI. Goals of the study included improving rider experience, operational safety and on-time performance. The project team analyzed bus stop usage, spacing, placement, amenities, and pedestrian access.
Findings were incorporated into the Kalamazoo Area Bus Stop Action Plan, which recommends removal, relocation or installation of approximately 300 stops, reducing the total number of stops in the system by 14%. The plan also recommends installing improved signage, ADA compliant concrete pads at all stops, additional shelters at high ridership stops and a transit hub. The Transit Authority Board of Directors approved the plan in October and will implement recommendations over the next five years.
The final report, which was recently released to the public, includes recommendations for improvements that will help make transit throughout Kalamazoo county faster, more reliable, and more efficient. Project work led by James Gamez, Peter Soderberg, Dan Sommerville, Michael Carraher, and Drew Meisel!
Read more about the plan here.
Read the final report here.
On August 29th, the Boulder City Council unanimously accepted the East Arapahoe Transportation Plan—a long-range vision for safety, access, and mobility improvements along one of Boulder’s busiest regional travel corridors. Future uses of the street include developing bus rapid transit, protected bike lanes, and enhanced streetscape and pedestrian facilities. The plan addresses increasing regional demand for travel to and through the corridor, as substantial development is expected in communities east of Boulder. The corridor within Boulder would connect with a regional State Highway 7 BRT line to Brighton, which the City is pursuing as part of a regional coalition. From coverage in the Daily Camera: “We have more capacity along that corridor than we are actually using,” said Johnny Drozdek, a member of the City’s Transportation Advisory Board. The transportation plan is about “managing those lanes better.”
Tom Brennan led the project, with contributions from Oren Eshel, Corinna Kimball-Brown, Paul Leitman, Tomoko DeLaTorre, Kevin Ottem, Drew Meisel, and others. We partnered with FTH (local traffic firm) and Fehr & Peers. The plan can be found on the City of Boulder website here.
The Los Angeles Arts District hosted its second annual LA CoMotion Leadership Conference and Mobility Festival, this year’s theme being “The Global Laboratory of Future Mobility.” Nelson\Nygaard was a major participant, providing intellectual glue to a wide range of emerging mobility topics and private sector participants:
To bring the leadership conference to a close, the LA Nelson\Nygaard office co-hosted the LA CoMotion Friday evening reception, inviting 100+ local and global emerging mobility leaders to our beautiful office space.
Meredith Greene to host and present at several sessions.
Jeff Tumlin to speak.
Jennifer Wieland will moderate “Technology & Transportation: The Future of Urban Mobility.”
Naomi Armenta to speak.