[UPDATE: Commenter Mike Orr has a nice synopsis of the talk in the comments.]
This is a friendly reminder that the author of Human Transit, Jarrett Walker, is in town and will be speaking at GGLO’s offices tonight about conflict and debate within transit planning. Here are event details from Great City, which is hosting:
As transit becomes more popular, many cities are having intense and often bitter quarrels about what kind of transit to build or operate. Working from his 20 years of experience as a transit planning consultant, Jarrett Walker examines some of the most common confusions that affect debates about transit, and that often lead to disappointing outcomes. He then suggests strategies for clarifying transit debates, by recognizing the unavoidable “hard choices” that arise from transit’s intrinsic geometry and costs.
The event will be from 5pm to 7:30pm at GGLO’s Space on the Steps (at Harbor Steps). Even if you don’t read Human Transit (which you should), this will be a good one to make.
For those that don’t get their fill of sustainable transportation from the brownbag, Streets for All is having their kickoff party at Nector Lounge in Fremont from 7:00pm – 2:00am. The Mayor and members of the City Council should be in attendance.
*RSS readers: This was published prematurely last night (7/28), so don’t be alarmed. The presentation is today, July 29th. Apologies for the inconvenience.