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 …

Nelson\Nygaard develops big, bold transit plan for Nashville

Nashville feared becoming the next Atlanta, in terms of traffic. To avoid that fate, the Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) launched a Transit Strategic Plan. The need was dire—the region is expected to gain 1 million people over the next 25 years. “Nashville is a rapidly growing city with a transit system designed for a …

City of Oakland launches first DOT, names Tumlin to lead

Oakland, CA – June 8, 2016 – Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced the establishment of the City of Oakland’s first Department of Transportation. This is a key milestone in the administration goal to more equitably bring greater safety and accessibility to Oakland’s streets for the benefit of all city residents. The announcement followed a presentation …

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