The Journey and the Destination: How to Successfully Capitalize on Multimodal Connectivity

APA California Chapter


Monday, September 25, 2017
9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. PDT

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At a time when the new administration is promising huge investments in infrastructure, new technologies are changing the mobility landscape and California is embarking on the creation of High-Speed Rail, how can planners ensure we create successful multimodal stations? Multimodal stations can play a fundamental role in connecting diverse communities by enhancing mobility systems and laying the groundwork for economic transformation. In order to fully unleash the potential of transit infrastructure it is essential that diverse user groups and local community members are at the center of each decision making step. Stations should serve as civic destinations, and places for both travel and for the community to gather. Understanding how to successfully capitalize on the newly established connectivity and add value for the local community will be critical to the success of any station. Panelists will share their experience working on projects such Bakersfield F street Station and the Sacramento Valley Station. The goal is to spark discussion about existing policies and what could be accomplished through innovative, cross-disciplinary and integrated approaches that rethink the role of rail stations in the mobility ecosystem as well in the urban environment. International case studies, lessons learned and future trends will be highlighted.


Luca Giaramidaro

Luca Giaramidaro is an Urban Designer at Perkins+Will who leads the design, planning and programmatic services for a diverse range of projects, including urban development, mixed-use regeneration, airports, transit stations, and multi-modal hubs. Luca's interest in transit led to the development of a research trip to study successful ... Read More

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