ULI Seattle’s Bus Rapid Transit and Land Use Initiative              Developing the Next Frontier                         ...
Bus Rapid Transit: The Emerging Opportunity Light rail plans get the attention BUT metro areas big and  small are also pl...
BRT in the Puget Sound RegionPart of an ambitious vision for a regionallyintegrated transit system:    •   Light Rail    •...
ULI Seattle’s BRT and Land Use Initiative Developing the Next Frontier Capitalizing on Bus Rapid Transit to Build Communit...
BRT and Land Use Initiative: Project Goals Integrate land use into BRT planning and implementation   • Reduce vehicle mil...
BRT and Land Use Initiative: Project Partners City of Seattle    Department of Planning     and Development    Office o...
BRT and Land Use Initiative: 2011 Schedule of ActivitiesJanuary      Partners meeting:              Conduct site tours   ...
BRT and Land Use Initiative: Site Analysis TeamMark Hinshaw, LMN ArchitectsRichard Kendall, The Frause GroupCraig Krueger,...
BRT and Land Use Initiative: Study MethodsThree national case studies: Cedar Avenue BRT in Dakota County, MN Kansas City...
BRT and Land Use Initiative: Analysis QuestionsScope: within a ½ mile of each station and the next five years: Neighborho...
BRT and Land Use Initiative: Recommendations and Report Analysis of RapidRide as BRT Summaries of the three external  ca...
Key Recommendations Focus on Corridors Develop Champions Promote Community Value               RapidRide is planned for...
What kind of BRT is RapidRide?RapidRide is a form of ―arterial BRT‖: Routes follow commercial arterials connecting major ...
How arterial BRT “works” from the perspective of land use      Provides convenient and priority access to all that is avai...
After the InitiativeContinued outreach Presented report to full  Seattle city council and  elected officials in most of  ...
Summary of Outcomes and ResultsRecommendations    Produced detailed recommendations for two RapidRide corridors and three...
Lessons Learned - OpportunitiesFor BRT and land use: There is a ―there, there‖For taking on emerging issues: District Co...
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ULI Seattle’s Bus Rapid Transit and Land Use Initiative Developing the Next Frontier (Kelly Mann) - ULI fall meeting - 102611

  1. 1. ULI Seattle’s Bus Rapid Transit and Land Use Initiative Developing the Next Frontier Denny Onslow Chief Development Officer, Harbor Properties Chair, ULI Seattle Sustainable Leadership Task Force ULI Fall Meeting October 26, 2011 Part of the ULI/Curtis Regional Infrastructure Project For more information contact: Kelly Mann, Executive Director, ULI Seattle, kelly.mann@uli.org 1
  2. 2. Bus Rapid Transit: The Emerging Opportunity Light rail plans get the attention BUT metro areas big and small are also planning and building BRT systems  BRT can go from plan to reality in just a few years Age of austerity – BRT plans more likely to get built Opportunity to integrate workforce housing and sustainability Rail TOD – lots of work has been done already BRT and land use? Lots of questions still to be answered 2
  3. 3. BRT in the Puget Sound RegionPart of an ambitious vision for a regionallyintegrated transit system: • Light Rail • Commuter Rail • Streetcars • Traditional and express buses • Arterial BRTKing County RapidRide: • A line service began in October 2010 • B, C, D, E, and F lines will begin service by 2013 • 64 total miles of service • High-use corridors: 10 million transit trips per year • Projected 50% ridership increase with RR 3
  4. 4. ULI Seattle’s BRT and Land Use Initiative Developing the Next Frontier Capitalizing on Bus Rapid Transit to Build Community 2011 4
  5. 5. BRT and Land Use Initiative: Project Goals Integrate land use into BRT planning and implementation • Reduce vehicle miles traveled • Achieve triple bottom line: environment, economy, equity • Encourage communication and mutual learning between the land use community and transit providers Build capacity and expertise Coordinate and integrate ULI Seattle’s priority areas and task forces • Housing Affordability Task Force • Sustainable Leadership Task Force • Thriving Communities Task Force 5
  6. 6. BRT and Land Use Initiative: Project Partners City of Seattle  Department of Planning and Development  Office of Housing City of Shoreline King County Metro Transit ULI Seattle ULI/Curtis Regional Infrastructure Project 6
  7. 7. BRT and Land Use Initiative: 2011 Schedule of ActivitiesJanuary Partners meeting:  Conduct site tours  Determine scope of analysis  Develop site analysis questionsMarch ULI Seattle Breakfast Program Site analysis and recommendation development (2½ days) Presentation of recommendations to partnersJune ULI Seattle BRT Workshop: report release and next stepsJuly Walking tour of one BRT corridor neighborhood 7
  8. 8. BRT and Land Use Initiative: Site Analysis TeamMark Hinshaw, LMN ArchitectsRichard Kendall, The Frause GroupCraig Krueger, Community Land PlanningAnn Lin, Seneca Real Estate GroupJim Mueller, JC Mueller LLCSalima ―Sam‖ O’Connell, Dakota County -Office of TransitDanny O’Connor, Kansas City AreaTransportation AuthoritySarah Jo Peterson, ULI-the Urban LandInstituteDan Stroh, City of Bellevue Project partners and site analysis team on tour, March 22, 2011 8
  9. 9. BRT and Land Use Initiative: Study MethodsThree national case studies: Cedar Avenue BRT in Dakota County, MN Kansas City’s MAX system Cleveland’s Health Line in the Euclid Corridor Cleveland Health Line StationAnalysis of three station areas on two RapidRide corridors: Ballard: RapidRide D Line–15th and Market in Ballard (City of Seattle) Bitter Lake: RapidRide E Line–130th and Aurora in Broadview/Bitter Lake (City of Seattle) Echo Lake: RapidRide E Line–192nd and Aurora (City of Shoreline) 9
  10. 10. BRT and Land Use Initiative: Analysis QuestionsScope: within a ½ mile of each station and the next five years: Neighborhood design Transitioning auto-oriented corridors Range of housing Development opportunities and jobs Marketing Stakeholder institutions Art at a BRT station in Kansas City New housing in Ballard, near the planned RapidRide D Line 10
  11. 11. BRT and Land Use Initiative: Recommendations and Report Analysis of RapidRide as BRT Summaries of the three external case studies BRT and land use: principles and lessons learned Recommendations related to transit service, corridors, marketing, and stakeholder institutions Recommendations for the three station areas 11
  12. 12. Key Recommendations Focus on Corridors Develop Champions Promote Community Value RapidRide is planned for Aurora Avenue North, already a highly used transit corridor in Seattle 12
  13. 13. What kind of BRT is RapidRide?RapidRide is a form of ―arterial BRT‖: Routes follow commercial arterials connecting major activity centers Running ways in ―business access transit‖ (BAT) lanes Target service level: up to 24 hours a day; peak service every 10 minutes Boarding areas about every half-mile Transit-signal priority Shelters and amenities Real-time arrival information Low-floor, three-door buses 13
  14. 14. How arterial BRT “works” from the perspective of land use Provides convenient and priority access to all that is available— jobs, shopping, services, housing, and friends—in the corridor.Convenient access: Frequent service, evenings and weekends included In corridors that are lined with diverse land usesPriority access: Infrastructure and technology gives transit priority Stations and pedestrian infrastructure tell transit users they are a priorityOrganizing catalyst 14
  15. 15. After the InitiativeContinued outreach Presented report to full Seattle city council and elected officials in most of the suburban RapidRide service areas The city of Shoreline is rebuilding its portion of Aurora Ave North to better support pedestrians and RapidRideGrowing Transit Communities (HUD Sustainable Communities grant) Conduct similar initiative for light rail corridors 15
  16. 16. Summary of Outcomes and ResultsRecommendations  Produced detailed recommendations for two RapidRide corridors and three station areas.―Ten Principles”  Developed principles that can be applied to arterial BRT across the Puget Sound region and elsewhere in the United States.Break down silos  Facilitated discussions of BRT and land use among elected officials and between public sector and private sector decision-makers.Leadership  Emerged as a leading voice on transit and land use for BRT and rail. 16
  17. 17. Lessons Learned - OpportunitiesFor BRT and land use: There is a ―there, there‖For taking on emerging issues: District Council/Georgetown Partnership is an effective approach • National resources • On-the-ground and practical problem-solving ULI strength: be nimble and opportunity-driven; produce results quickly Engage existing task forces to lead effort • Use emerging issue to foster collaboration among task forces Standard ULI toolbox is adaptable—programs and TAPs 17

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