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Jarrett Walker presents A Field Guide to Transit Debates, Wed Aug 4

Jarrett Walker, the public transit planning consultant behind the excellent blog Human Transit, will be in town giving a talk at SFU on Wednesday, August 4!

Here are the details and the description from the SFU website:

Jarrett Walker


A Field Guide to Transit Debates
As transit becomes more popular, many cities are having intense and often bitter quarrels about what kind of transit to build or operate. 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.

August 4, 2010
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 pm
1400 Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings V6B 5K3

Make sure you register for a seat at the talk! As of right now (~3pm) the website says 281 of 310 seats have been claimed, so it’s probably wise to sign up soon if you want to attend.

Anyway, if you can’t make it, I’ll have some notes up on the blog from the talk the next day. Jarrett will also be giving a lunch and learn for TransLink staff on Tuesday August 3, and I’ll make sure to put up a summary from that too!


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