Integrating Transit into Urbanism: Key Ingredients for Success - GB Arrington -- CNU 17


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Integrating Transit into Urbanism: Key Ingredients for Success - GB Arrington -- CNU 17

  1. 1. aim higher transit + GB Arrington urbanism pb’s placemaking group It requires aiming higher for both the design of the system and how that system is integrated with its urban surroundings. 1
  2. 2. We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape Sir us. Winston Churchill 2
  3. 3. ` pb’s placemaking group Forest Hills: Making elevated transit fit with good urbanism is nothing new… 3
  4. 4. pb’s placemaking group The best new urban places can have elevated transit and great urbanism. 4
  5. 5. Miami Washington, D.C. pb’s placemaking group Dubai Honolulu For projects such as Miami’s and DC’s Metrorail systems, Dubai’s Metro, and Honolulu’s new elevated High Capacity Transit… 5
  6. 6. Assembling the Pieces No one right solution for each place • Bus transfer • ROW takes • Platform location • Kiss & Ride • Parking • Joint Development • Pedestrian access • Station as place • Station entry pb’s placemaking group The biggest challenge is meeting the demands of transit (such as bus operations, park & ride, kiss & ride) while creating a pedestrian focused, urban environment. 6
  7. 7. M M M DuPont Circle, Washington, D.C. Branch Ave, suburban Washington What we want, places for people like DuPont Circle in DC… …Is not always what we get – seas of asphalt for cars and busses. 7
  8. 8. Development-Oriented Transit Auto-Oriented Transit pb’s placemaking group To move beyond business as usual requires raising the bar simultaneously on both urban design and transit design. 8
  9. 9. 1 2 3 Make Make a Connect to Transit Place Community Work pb’s placemaking group Rather than each element designed in its own box… 9
  10. 10. pb’s placemaking group The key is linking the passenger experience with the community experience - understanding that these overlap and where transit and community interface. 10
  11. 11. pb’s placemaking group 11
  12. 12. pb’s placemaking group Transit that aims higher, elevates pedestrian the experience. 12
  13. 13. Livable pb’s placemaking group Applied on the ground, attention to the pedestrian beyond mere function, creates a heightened aesthetic environment as well. 13
  14. 14. Transit Local Agencies TOD make it happen pb’s placemaking group Successful implementation requires everyone to own the public realm… 14
  15. 15. pb’s placemaking group Resulting in complete places where infrastructure is an integral part of urbanism. 15
  16. 16. pb’s placemaking group Honolulu is addressing this challenge, creating places with elevated rail. 16
  17. 17. pb’s placemaking group At Silver Spring Transit Center, creating effective multi-modal transit operations also meant creating a multi-level urban place. 17
  18. 18. Climb the ladder of good urban design with station design… 18
  19. 19. pb’s placemaking group To create places modern places like a new urban Forest Hills… 19
  20. 20. pb’s placemaking group Or a transformed Tyson’s Corner… 20