Jarrett Walker on “Human Transit”

Join Jarrett Walker as he talks about his new book, Human Transit, Revised Edition and offers guidance to achieve successful public transit that will enrich any community.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

12:00pm EASTERN

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Transportation expert Jarrett Walker believes that transit can be simple, if we focus on the underlying geometry that all transit systems share. Jarrett’s gift is being able to break down the basic principles of public transit so that you may have the tools necessary to clarify and advocate for your own values.

In 2011, Jarrett published what became a classic for sustainable transportation advocates, Human Transit. Today, he’s releasing his updated and expanded book to further deepen his initial explanations. The content moves into new territories, such as the problem with specialization; the role of flexible or “demand response” services; how to know when to redesign your network; and responding to tech- industry claims that transit will soon be obsolete. Additionally, a major new section exploring the idea of access to opportunity as a core measure of transit’s success has also been added.

Join Jarrett Walker as he talks about his new book, Human Transit, Revised Edition and offers guidance to achieve successful public transit that will enrich any community.

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Jarrett Walker has been designing public transit systems for over 20 years. He is an independent consultant in North America and Principal Consultant with MRCagney in Australia. He writes the popular transit blog HumanTransit.org.

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Steven Higashide is the director of the Clean Transportation program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, where he oversees a team of technical experts, policy advocates, and campaign staff working to reduce climate emissions and air pollution from our transportation system, while improving community health and transportation equity. He is the author of the 2019 book Better Buses, Better Cities, and his research has been widely cited by mainstream and industry media, including the Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Washington Post, Wired, and Vox. He was previously director of research for TransitCenter, a New-York-based foundation that supports innovations in urban transportation across the country. Steven holds a B.A. from New York University and a Masters in Urban Planning from NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.”


Register for this webinar and receive 30% off Human Transit, Revised Edition: How Clearer Thinking about Public Transit Can Enrich Our Communities and Our Lives

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