Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 7:30 – 9:00pm

From Island Press: Darrin Nordahl and Jarrett Walker: Perspectives on Public Transit

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Civics

Authors Darrin Nordahl and Jarrett Walker discuss public transit from two different ends of the bus route: technical simplicity—and fun. Most everyone agrees that public transit is a powerful tool for addressing a range of urban problems, but while Walker, author of Human Transit, believes that transit can be simple if we focus on the underlying geometry that all transit technologies share, Nordahl, author of My Kind of Transit, argues that when public transit is an enjoyable experience, tourists and commuters alike will willingly hand in their keys. The discussion is moderated by Rob Johnson from Transportation Choices. Presented as part of the From Island Press series by Town Hall and Island Press through the Town Hall Center for Civic Life, in association with IslandWood and Elliott Bay Book Company. Series media sponsorship provided by PubliCola. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True/Brown Foundation.

Tickets are $5 at Brown Paper Tickets or 800/838-3006, and at the door beginning at 6:30 pm. Town Hall members receive priority seating.

LEARN MORE:
Nodahl's site 
humantransit.org

 

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  1. Posted April 8, 2012 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    Can't wait!

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  1. By Upcoming events for transit types | Bus Chick on March 7, 2012 at 6:33 am

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