Next Gen Mobility, Parking Management, and Green Design
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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:
§ 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).
, USGBC / Green Parking Council
, New Haven
Confirmed SpeakerPaul Wessel, Director of Market Development for the U.S. Green Building Council, led 2014 launch of the Green Parking Council’s Green Garage Certification program, which was acquired in 2016 by GBCI, the certification body for USGBC’s global LEED green building rating system. Paul built partnerships with BOMA, IFMA, the International Parking Institute, the Department of Energy, solutions providers, auto OEMS, and real estate owners to further the mission of high-performance parking. He has presented on sustainable parking to the American Planning Association, the Better Buildings Alliance, CBRE, Colliers, the National Governors Association, and the Urban Land Institute. Paul was previously Deputy Economic Development Administrator and Director of Traffic & Parking for the City of New Haven, CT and served on the boards of the New Haven Parking Authority, the Greater New Haven Transit District and Greater New Haven Clean Cities. Paul has a B.A. in History from Wesleyan University and an M.S. in Urban Policy Analysis and Management, Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, The New School.
, New York City Department of Transportation
, New York
Confirmed SpeakerMichael Replogle was appointed Deputy Commissioner for Policy at the New York City Department of Transportation in June 2015, where he develops strategy and advises the Commissioner and City on transportation issues. He managed development of an agency-wide strategic plan and the transportation element of the City’s greenhouse gas mitigation plan and helps direct various initiatives related to Vision Zero efforts to eliminate road-crash related deaths and serious injuries, as well as freight and parking strategy, resiliency, and shared mobility. Replogle co-founded and for several years chaired the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) Foundation, which links multilateral development banks (MBDs), UN agencies, and NGOs. With SLoCaT, he helped foster and monitor a $175b 2012-2021 commitment for more sustainable transport from the 8 largest MDBs and advanced sustainable transport in global climate and sustainable development policy. Replogle served as Managing Director for Policy, President, and Founder of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, and oversaw growth of that non-profit corporation to a staff of 80 and a budget of $10 million, advancing better urban public transport, walking, cycling, and planning world-wide. As Transportation Director for the Environmental Defense Fund, he shaped transportation laws and advised city and national agencies on planning, transport management and finance, and environmental analysis, including extensive work in New York, Mexico City, Portland, and other metro areas. He was transportation coordinator for Montgomery County, Maryland, where he led comprehensive planning, travel forecasting, and growth management efforts. He holds undergraduate civil engineering and sociology degrees and an MSE in civil and urban engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He has lectured widely at leading universities and conferences and has been named a leading global expert on transportation by Bloomberg Business Week.
, New York
Confirmed SpeakerMr. Gander, AICP, is a Principal Planner and innovative director of transportation mobility and development at AECOM’s New York office with more than 27 years of interdisciplinary experience in land/real estate development and multi-modal transportation infrastructure services: planning, design, finance, and urban economics. Mr. Gander’s portfolio includes real estate manager of several of North America’s largest and complex transportation infrastructure/land reuse and finance projects. He is a member of AECOM's Smart Cities group. Mr. Gander provides integrated solutions in implementation strategy, project delivery/procurement, sustainability, and Public Private Partnership (P3). He has completed more than 30 transit oriented development (TOD) projects with multimodal station area design plans that concentrate growth into mixed-use activity centers at high-capacity transit locations. Mr. Gander's background in sustainable transportation and technology led him to become uniquely involved in the evolution of high-performance parking and urban mobility initiatives for smart city investment strategies. He has led several integrated transport plans that formulated parking policies, reducing automobile travel and supporting walkable and bicycle-friendly environments. Mr. Gander has worked for all major transit agencies in North America on several assignments during his career, including MARTA, WMATA, MTA, MBTA, CTA, BART, LA Metro, NJ Transit, MTA, Sound Transit, UTA, RTD, Metro Twin Cities, RTA Cleveland, to name a few. In addition, he has provided services to several of the most active private sector real estate developers in North America. He was an invited speaker at the BMW Guggenheim Lab in Berlin on the topic of Urban Mobility and Next Gen Parking. In 2016-17, he received grant funding to assess mobility, resiliency, and urbanism within Copenhagen, DN. He is on the Founding Partner of the US Green Building Council Parksmart where he serves on the Sustainable Transport Advisory Board. A prior Board membership was Artspace where he was involved in the transformative Bridges mixed-use project and other initiatives. His education and professional training are from the University of California (Santa Cruz); New School; NYU; and the University of California (Los Angeles).