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Community-Oriented BRT: Urban Design, Amenities, and Placemaking 
Jennifer Flynn 
National Bus Rapid Transit Institute 
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How Placemaking Can Transform Transit Facilities into Vibrant Destinations--Community-Oriented BRT: Urban Design, Amenities, and Placemaking

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Title: How Placemaking Can Transform Transit Facilities into Vibrant Destinations
Track: Prosper, Place
Format: 60 minute panel
Abstract: A transit station or stop can serve much more than a transportation function; it can be a focal setting for community interaction and a place that fosters a diversity of activities. Learn about opportunities for Placemaking at transit stops that creates a win-win-win for ridership, economic development, and local communities.
Presenters:
Presenter: Cynthia Nikitin Project for Public Spaces, Inc.
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Flynn Center for Urban Transportation Research, USF
Co-Presenter: David Nelson Project for Public Spaces, Inc.

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How Placemaking Can Transform Transit Facilities into Vibrant Destinations--Community-Oriented BRT: Urban Design, Amenities, and Placemaking

  1. 1. Community-Oriented BRT: Urban Design, Amenities, and Placemaking Jennifer Flynn National Bus Rapid Transit Institute Center for Urban Transportation Research University of South Florida, Tampa Pro Walk Pro Bike Pro Place September 10, 2014 Pittsburgh, PA
  2. 2. Project Background • • • • • •
  3. 3. What is Placemaking?
  4. 4. Project Background • • • • • • •
  5. 5. Project Background • • • •
  6. 6. Project Background • • •
  7. 7. BRT is an enhanced bus system that operates on bus lanes or other transitways in order to combine the flexibility of buses with the efficiency of rail. BRT operates at faster speeds, provides greater service reliability and increased customer convenience. BRT uses a combination of advanced technologies, infrastructure and operational investments that provide significantly better service than traditional bus service. Source: Federal Transit Administration What is Bus Rapid Transit?
  8. 8. Integration of Elements BRT Elements MARKETING AND BRANDING SERVICE AND OPERATIONS PLAN RUNNING WAYS STATIONS VEHICLES FARE COLLECTION ITS Integration of Elements
  9. 9. Integration of Elements BRT Elements RUNNING WAYS STATIONS
  10. 10. Integration of Elements BRT Elements MARKETING AND BRANDING RUNNING WAYS STATIONS VEHICLES Integration of Elements
  11. 11. Bus Rapid Transit Placemaking • • • • • • •
  12. 12. Project Objective • •
  13. 13. Method • • •
  14. 14. Case Studies: Metro Orange Line, Los Angeles • • • • • • • • • • •
  15. 15. Architectural Stations
  16. 16. Public Art
  17. 17. Public Art
  18. 18. Public Art
  19. 19. Recreational Path
  20. 20. Landscape Beautification
  21. 21. Landscape Beautification
  22. 22. Landscape Beautification
  23. 23. Before and After
  24. 24. Before and After
  25. 25. Before and After
  26. 26. Before and After
  27. 27. Before and After
  28. 28. Before and After
  29. 29. Case Studies: Emerald Express “EmX”, Eugene, OR • • • • • • • • • • •
  30. 30. Stations
  31. 31. Stations
  32. 32. Stations
  33. 33. Greening the Corridor
  34. 34. Public Art
  35. 35. Public Art
  36. 36. Native Landscaping
  37. 37. Native Landscaping
  38. 38. Recreational Path
  39. 39. Case Studies: Health Line, Cleveland • • •
  40. 40. Case Studies: Health Line, Cleveland • • • • •
  41. 41. Stations
  42. 42. Stations
  43. 43. Stations
  44. 44. Public Art
  45. 45. Public Art
  46. 46. Landscape Plantings
  47. 47. Landscape Plantings
  48. 48. Urban Forestry
  49. 49. Urban Forestry
  50. 50. Urban Forestry
  51. 51. Pavement Design
  52. 52. Pavement Design
  53. 53. Pavement Design
  54. 54. Bicycle Lanes
  55. 55. Questionnaire to Transit Agencies • • • • • •
  56. 56. Recommendations and Lessons • • • • •
  57. 57. Recommendations and Lessons • • • • •
  58. 58. Recommendations and Lessons • • •
  59. 59. Recommendations and Lessons • • • • • •
  60. 60. Thank you for your attention
  61. 61. Running Ways
  62. 62. Cleveland Health Line
  63. 63. Eugene EmX
  64. 64. BRT LRT ROW Options Exclusive or Mixed Traffic Exclusive or Mixed Traffic Station Spacing 1/4 to 1 Mile 1/4 to 1 Mile Vehicle Seated Capacity 40 to 85 Passengers 65 to 85 Passengers Average Speed 15-30 mph 15-30 mph P/H/D (exclusive ROW) Up to 30,000 Up to 30,000 P/H/D (arterial) Up to 10,000 Up to 10,000 Capital ROW Cost/Mile $0.2M to $25M/Mile $20M to $55M/Mile Capital Cost/Vehicle $0.45M to $1.5M $1.5M to $3.5M O&M/SH $65 to $100 $150 to $200 Rapid Transit Mode Statistic Source: SpeedLink- A Rapid Transit Option for Greater Detroit. June 2001. Similar Operating Characteristics
  65. 65. Urban Integration and Livability

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