Street Design: Dirty Little Engineering Secrets Revealed 

 

STREET TALK!
Street Design: Dirty Little Engineering Secrets Revealed 

New Date: Wed. Jan. 30, 7 - 9 pm
Jeff Rosenblum, Co-founder and President, LivableStreets Alliance
@ LivableStreets office space, 100 Sidney Street, Central Square, Cambridge [ map... ]
free and open to the public, donations suggested, beer/wine/drinks served

Why do cyclists, pedestrians, and transit riders get short shrift in street design while cars continue to get all the attention? Hear in detail the typical arguments that transportation departments and their consultants make-- and where they've gone wrong. Jeff will talk about best practice for urban street design showing slides from around the US and world of successful and inspiring streets. In the words of the late European traffic engineer Hans Monderman, "If you want vehicles to behave like they are in a village, build a village."

Jeff Rosenblum, PE, is co-founder and President of LivableStreets Alliance: Rethinking Urban Transportation, a Boston-based transportation urban planning non-profit. He just started working for the City of Cambridge as a Transportation Planner. Rosenblum has a masters degree in Environmental Engineering and Policy from Carnegie Mellon University and holds a Professional Engineering License from the State of Maine.