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Transforming Office Parks into Transit Villages: Vision. Less auto-dominated suburbs Assumes global warming & peak oil are real Least worst alternative Less than 50% of trips by solo driving Extreme sustainability, cut energy use From 320 mBTU pp per year to 79 mBTU Smart Growth on steroids

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Transforming office parks into transit villages vision
Transforming Office Parks into Transit Villages: Vision

  • Less auto-dominated suburbs

  • Assumes global warming & peak oil are real

    • Least worst alternative

  • Less than 50% of trips by solo driving

  • Extreme sustainability, cut energy use

    • From 320 mBTU pp per year to 79 mBTU

    • Smart Growth on steroids

      • Controversial

  • Futuristic, complicated.


Transformational tools
Transformational Tools

  • Personal Rapid Transit (PRT)

    • Makes carpooling & transit more effective

  • GPS cell phones to connect

  • Better carpool “matchmaking”

  • Small parking charges (automated)

  • “Cool to be green” culture

  • Parking lots  housing with retail.


225 surveys at oracle
225 Surveys at Oracle

  • Vulcan mind meld

  • Teach suburban solo drivers about carpooling and transit (drawbacks)

  • Customized for each commute

  • + Low income worker interviews.


Gis study of 15 office parks
GIS study of 15 Office Parks

  • Census LEHD

  • Commute Shed

  • Aerial photography

  • Demographics.


Toolkit company town housing
Toolkit: Company Town Housing

  • Walk to work housing for tech workers

  • Low income upward mobility

    • De-segregate suburbs.


Toolkit digital hitchhiking
Toolkit: digital hitchhiking

  • Bus + safe hitchhiking


Toolkit
Toolkit

  • Grocery shopping without a trunk

  • “Cool to be green” culture

    • All residents sign a green pledge to get housing

      • Force a tipping point

    • Supporting culture like EBay on-line community.


Conferences etc
Conferences, etc.

  • Congress for New Urbanism

  • Rail~Volution

  • Engineers for a Sustainable World

  • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) America

  • Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT)

  • USC Urban Planning School

  • THE END..


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