merging mobility and civility


thanks for the note, it

helps explain to the in-laws

what it is I do

you are a rare expert who not only understands the woods (technical issues), but can also take an elevation of 2000 feet to see the forest (urbanism).
— Former Chair, Graduate Center for Planning & the Environment, Pratt Institute
...he is dedicated to the cause and a model of efficiency. Often times we would need to respond immediately to a pressing traffic issue, and in the face of public scrutiny and adversarial engineers, Mr. King never deviated from the course.
— Former Commissioner of NYC DOT
[NACTO’s Urban Street Design Guide] has managed to hit a sweet spot, presenting street design in a form that an engaged layperson could understand but with enough meat that a transportation engineer wouldn’t feel insulted. This is a book that you might very well use as a reference on a regular basis.

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I really like the way you described the options. The memo’s diagrams and descriptions should serve us well in getting [the DOT] engineer’s engaged.
— Cincinnati Wasson Way Project Manager
...the Chicago Street Guide...pulls together a lot of fundamental concepts that apply on a regular basis at work. ...It’s a great document that provides sufficient technical guidance for practitioners but is presented in a way that anyone can pick up and engage with...Having policy/guidance that clearly parameters and the inherent trade-offs for these sorts of decisions is invaluable for practitioners who are going into battle on a daily basis...
— Mat Collins, Traffic/Planning Engineer, Auckland Transport, Student at Simon Fraser University's course "Next Generation Transportation for Corridors and Neighborhoods", 18 Nov 2016
The new Complete Streets guidelines says that pedestrian Level of Service will be most important from now on, and the motor vehicle LOS will be least important. I’m not kidding; it’s on page 110. Can we get an ALLELUIA here?
—, 14 Apr 2013
Thank you note following 2011 APBP Conference

Thank you note following 2011 APBP Conference

Thank you note following 2002 APBP Conference

Thank you note following 2002 APBP Conference

Merging pedestrians with motorists, the redesigned two blocks of Longfellow Street does not incorporate the traditional practice of segregating motor vehicles, pedestrians and other road users through the traditional roadway, curb, sidewalk, and parkway configuration. In its place is a design featuring differentiated textured pavement, plantings, and lighting lending to a people-oriented understanding of public space, where walking, cycling, socializing, and driving cars become integrated activities. ‘No other city that we know of has done this,’ [BNGIC Chair Dennis] Woods added. ‘I hope it serves as a model’.
— Borderline Neighborhood Group Improvement Committee press release, 28 Mar 2011