Value capture and smarter ways of paying for needed transportation investments
- Dear World Transport Colleagues,
As you know we try to keep the firewalls between our various programs
fairly tight here for reasons of economy of your time, but here is one
new program here at The Commons which relates closely to our interests
here: The Land Café at www.landcafe.org.
The common ground is value capture and smarter ways of paying for
needed transportation investments that increase property and
May I invite you to have a quick look, and if you like what you see to
- Dear Friends,
Our hard-working colleague Paul Steely White who runs the group
Transportation Alternatives in New York has asked if we might sweep
the group for information on "cities that have adopted specific modal
And along with that: cities that have adopted measurable targets for
improving public space? (such as Jan Gehl's metric of "the optional
time people spend on the street"?
His email is paul@..., but since this is a matter of great
interest and importance, may I ask that you also copy to the list?
What's it for? Well, that too is something that is also well worth our
attention. In his words: "We are working with some New York City
Council members to draft legislation mandating that our DOT measure
transportation and street performance in some exciting new ways." And
it is precisely this sort of informed expert, open interaction between
citizen groups and those whom we have mandated to administrate our
cities. . . that the New Mobility Agenda is all about.
So I do very much hope we shall be seeing some lively exchanges on this here.
PS. By the way, it is Paul's group that is producing the Contested
Streets film (see top link on the main menu of the Agenda if you have
not been there yet) and the news is that the final product should be
completed at some point in March. Again, it would be him who you can
address to get a copy of it on DVD. (And may we see many more like