Toolbox Tuesdays:Building Better Corridors
October 30, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM
Contact Name: Marco Anderson
Phone: (213) 236-1879
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The Southern Californian urban form is defined by three types of regional corridors: The network of arterials built up from Spanish colonial trails, the north-south grid of roads laid out during the Anglo-American population boom of the turn of the 20th Century, and the revitalized transit corridors built from preserved rail right of ways. Today these corridors often intersect with each other and cross multiple jurisdictional boundaries. The length of these corridors creates challenges and opportunities. However, one thing is clear, simplistic single-use solutions that worked in the past will not respond to community needs or balance the transportation and economic development possibilities in the region.
This session will focus on the corridor planning process in different Southern California contexts. Participants will learn the basics of how to evaluate corridors in their community and the difference between planning auto-oriented and transit-oriented corridors. Participants will gain insight on the necessary information needed to provide direction to decision makers, employees, the public and the private market on key issues. Participants will also complete worksheet exercises to work through baseline conditions and analyze retail opportunities.