halifax: the future of transitPosted on December 2, 2011 in HalifaxReading this Halifax Magazine article by Tom Mason, I thought it was really smart even before it started quoting me.Related Posts Undercounting the transit constituency new york: instant bus rapid transit solidarity with frozen transit staffs
I don’t know, I wasn’t terribly impressed by the article. It seemed a little fluffy, especially when they mention your recommendations and then explain what the transit agency is going to do (pretty much what they’ve been doing so far, it seems), without much comment on the juxtaposition of the two. One interesting thing that I noticed, though, is that they mention that you’d never been to Halifax, and yet you had some very useful suggestions to make, which implies that there are some universal facts about the geometry of transit that are independent of any city’s local specificities.
Jarrett had never been to Halifax until last spring, when he took part in a panel discussion and hosted a transit network design workshop. He knows the basics of the city’s layout.
There are some basic facts about transit that do apply to all cities, and Jarrett was good enough to apply his knowledge to Halifax’s situation. Those basics form the backbone of his blog. Check out the posts under “Stuff You Need to Know” at the right of the blog.
On my views on Halifax in detail, see here: https://www.humantransit.org/2011/07/network-design-for-high-ridership-a-dense-city-example.html