Safe Routes to School Action Plan sets goals in LA

The City of Los Angeles Safe Routes to School Action Plan and Progress Report, released in January 2017, guides investments for engineering, education, encouragement, and enforcement activities around schools in the City. “Every child should have safe, walkable streets on their way to school — and we can make that happen with strong partnerships, thoughtful planning, …

Grand Rapids Vital Streets Plan approved

In December 2016, the City Commission adopted the Nelson\Nygaard-led Grand Rapids Vital Streets Plan. The plan defines best practices and design goals in building a network of accessible, inviting and safe streets and rights-of-way that serve all people in Grand Rapids while protecting the quality of surrounding waterways and contributing to the livability and vitality …

Dangerous by Design documents pedestrian deaths

Thousands of people are struck and killed by cars each year while walking along America’s roads. Disturbingly, these dangerous situations occur as our nation’s top health experts are encouraging Americans to walk more and disproportionally kills pedestrians who are people of color, low-income, uninsured, or more than 65 years old. A new report out today …

Tumlin, Tierney to speak at AutoMobility LA

At AutoMobility LA, Gerry Tierney, Associate Principal at Perkins+Will San Francisco, will moderate a discussion with urban design experts including Jeff Tumlin, Principal and Director of Strategy at Nelson\Nygaard. Tierney and Tumlin will discuss “2050: City of the Autonomous Car” at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15. They will explore: How urbanists can plan today …

County Connection Transit System Turns Around

The County Connection transit system serves residents in central Contra Costa County, California. In 2012, Nelson\Nygaard began working with the agency to identify new opportunities for more efficient and productive bus service in County Connection’s primarily suburban environment. One of the proposed improvements involved Route 5, one of the least productive routes. We recommended a …

Redesigned network and service launches in Illinois

In 2015 and 2016, Nelson\Nygaard helped Connect Transit completely redesign its service in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. The new network has shorter routes designed to serve specific markets, coordinated schedules that make it easy to transfer, and more frequent service to desired destinations. Services previously designed to only serve Illinois State University students were integrated with the …

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