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BRT Station Design in the Urban Context

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Webinar Session presented by Chris Van Eyken (ITDP), on October 24th, 2016.
BRT Centre of Excellence (www.brt.cl)

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BRT Station Design in the Urban Context

  1. 1. Implementing BRT in the Urban Context: Boston Chris Van Eyken, Senior Planner, US Program christopher.vaneyken@itdp.org
  2. 2. BRT in the Urban Context
  3. 3. BRT has proven a viable solution to rapid transit needs
  4. 4. High capacity system provide reliable access to the city
  5. 5. Our CBDs often lack ample space for infrastructure
  6. 6. Urban centers are where BRT is most needed
  7. 7. But implementation in CBDs present challenges
  8. 8. Proposal for BRT in Boston
  9. 9. Existing transit system not meeting city’s needs
  10. 10. Gaps in rapid transit network Boston’s PNT is 63%
  11. 11. Gaps in rapid transit network 0 100000 200000 300000 400000 500000 600000 Heavy rail Light rail Bus Typical Weekday Ridership
  12. 12. Bus system is slow
  13. 13. Bus riders face poor conditions
  14. 14. MBTA services struggled in Winter 2015
  15. 15. Where Would BRT Work in Boston?
  16. 16. Demand analysis for Boston
  17. 17. Demand analysis for Boston
  18. 18. Technical analysis identified BRT corridors Barr Foundation released report in support of BRT - Included technical outputs from ITDP including 5 recommended corridors
  19. 19. Time savings analysis for Boston
  20. 20. BRT would grow the existing rapid transit network
  21. 21. BRT would grow the existing rapid transit network
  22. 22. False Start with BRT: 28X
  23. 23. The Challenge in Boston: Limited ROW
  24. 24. ROWs on Corridor 1
  25. 25. Bogota, Colombia
  26. 26. Mexico City, Mexico
  27. 27. Johannesburg, South Africa
  28. 28. Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  29. 29. Moving Forward: How Do We Convince the Public?
  30. 30. Study tours to educate policymakers
  31. 31. Study tours to educate policymakers
  32. 32. Station design contest
  33. 33. Questions?

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