Rethinking the Right-of-Way

Rethinking the Right-of-Way

TOD in Your Downtown Forum: Rethinking the ROW
Wednesday, May 18 at 11:00AM
via ZOOM

This forum was brought to you as part of Downtown New Jersey, NJTOD.org, and NJ Transit’s Transit Friendly Planning program’s TOD in Your Downtown forum series.
 
The forum brought together a panel of experts from public and private entities to discuss their experience rethinking the right-of-way (ROW). The ROW allows the movement of people, vehicles, and goods through a piece of land, such as a road, or sidewalk. In recent years, communities have re-envisioned the public ROW to reduce the amount of space dedicated to cars, and increase space for pedestrians, active transportation, public transit, and other uses. Panelists shared regional best practices on how to maximize sidewalk space, implement street closures, and program for pedestrian spaces in an effort to revitalize downtowns, as well as provided empirical evidence that rethinking the ROW works.
Welcomes:
  • Stephanie DiPetrillo, RU-VTC / NJTOD.org
  • Courtenay Mercer, Executive Director, Downtown New Jersey
Panelists (Bios):
  • Spencer Gober, Associate Manager, Office of Community and Economic Development, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC)
  • Dave Lustberg, Principal, Arterial
  • Jay Muldoon, Director of Special Projects, Borough of Metuchen
  • Cally Zebrowski, Treasurer, Washington Street Mall Management Company
  • Celeste Alsina, Transit Friendly Planning Program, NJ TRANSIT (Moderator)

Approved for 1.25 AICP CM credits.