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Next Gen Mobility and Parking Management & Green Design

May 7, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 10:45 am EDT

You’ll learn about:

  • Learn about the role and implications of mobility hubs, next gen mobility technology and services on travel, street management, parking, and walkability in cities and neighborhoods.
  • Additionally, the evolution, applied demonstration projects, tools, and techniques addressing parking management and sustainable green design. The program is codified in the US Green Building Council’s latest re-branding of Parksmart (please go to parksmart.gbci.org) Parksmart formerly known as Green Parking Council Green Parking Certification standards.

Within the last decade and even handful of years, several new transportation options, technologies and services have emerged national and within certain regions and cities that supplement and improve the efficiency of existing road and transit networks. These emerging modes enabled byadvances in technology range from transportation network companies (e.g. Lyft, Uber, Via) to car, bike, electric bike (e-bike), and scooter share services.

These new modes and services present both an opportunity to improve mobility cities and regions and a challenge to direct their growth in an efficient and equitable way.

Mobility hubs are places of expanded mobility choices and multimodal connectivity where integrated suite of mobility services combined with different modes of transportation – walking, biking, ridesharing, and public transit – come together seamlessly at concentrations of employment, housing, shopping, and/or recreation.  The components of the mobility hub eco-system are transformative.

The objectives are to maximize the potential synergies between bus, BRT, and fixed-route transit investments and area car-share, bike-share and other pedestrian and bicycle facilities, ultimately easing dependence on private automobiles and improving the overall connectivity within a journey.

A first step to deployment of the pilot projects is to perform a suitability evaluation using multi-criteria to prioritize locations at new and existing transit station areas. This step establishes a framework that determines the level of investment for optimal mobility hub locations and modal distributions; amenities; urban design enhancements; and a several attributes that define the following mix of modal choices in the eco-system:

  • Bikeshare
  • Carshare
  • Neighborhood electric vehicles
  • Bike parking
  • Dynamic parking management strategies (such as variable pricing by demand)
  • Real-time traveler information
  • Real-time ridesharing
  • Demand-based shuttle or jitney services
  • Bicycle and pedestrian improvements
  • Directional signage
  • Urban design enhancements
  • Supporting systems (mobile applications, electric vehicle charging, smart intersections, and a universal payment system)

Augmenting the above suite are the following emerging and next gen technologies and initiatives:

  • Next Gen Mobility Services – manages flows by offering ITS combined with convenient access to real time traffic and transit information; carpool, vanpool and bike-buddy matching
  • Resident Amenities – some hubs in Europe and Asia incorporate showers for cyclists; telework centers; and supplement a mixed-use setting with workforce services and community information centers.
  • Next Gen Tram and Buses – emerging technologies equip buses and streetcars with advances in technology that provide ease of travel along busy streets and on-board WiFi and other mobility services.
  • High-capacity, Safe and Secure Bicycle Parking – storage of bicycles and bicycle service at mobility hubs supports a culture of bicycling and attracts patrons
  • Shared Use Mobility/Fare integration – drawing from Chicago car-share and CTA experience, combined carshare/transit fare card.
  • Autonomous/Connected Vehicles – the technology trajectory and deployment timeframe suggest within the next five years self-driving car, vans, and buses will be moving along city streets. The implications for parking, mobility and street use are profound.
  • Parking Management – deployment of smart parking applications that minimizes cruising for available spaces; dynamic pricing and yield management; wayfinding and guidance technologies within garages.
  • High Performance Parking – Utilization of automated / robotic parking to reduce the physical footprint and contribute the place-making. Additionally, as recently adopted by the USGBC Parksmart program (formerly known as Green Garage Certification) that optimize the space footprint and sustainability attributes of parking structures. A structure is transformed into a mobility enabler with car-sharing, bicycle sharing, and next gen EV infrastructure and charging stations (DC).

This session includes presentations from Mark Gander, AICP, AECOM Principal Planner in the New York City office, Deputy Commissioner Michael Replogle, NYC Department of Transporation, and Director of the USGBC program of Parksmart Paul Wessel (formerly Executive Director of the national nonprofit organization Green Parking Council).


May 7, 2017
8:00 am - 10:45 am EDT
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