Lane Diets and Doughnuts: Making Social and
Sustainable Mobility for All People Palatable
A Pedestrian & Bicycle Professional Webinar
Wednesday, March 16, 1:00 PM Mountain Daylight Time
In the 1st Floor Conference room, 2825 3rd Avenue North
- Lennart Nout, Mobycon
- Drusilla van Hengel, Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates
Mobycon's Mobility Doughnut is inspired by economist Kate Raworth & her book the Doughnut Economy. Raworth describes how the implementation of mainstream economic theories results in extreme poverty, while the rich become richer. In mobility, we see a parallel with policies, plans & designs that favor those who already travel excessively, by enabling those groups to travel even faster or more comfortably. While at the same time there are children who cannot participate in certain school activities due to poverty, not knowing how to cycle/take public transit, or simply lacking the means to do so. By introducing the Mobility Doughnut, we want to progress the dialogue about social & sustainable mobility systems for all. The Mobility Doughnut measures the impact of mobility on society & the environment, helping meet the needs of everyone, without reaching the limits of our planet.
Nelson\Nygaard’s practice transparently illuminates the choices associated with street redesign and network reconfiguration. This presentation will share helpful approaches to communicating the tradeoffs associated with reallocating road space for safe walking, biking, and rolling accommodations. Project teams can explain the challenges of cities' vulnerable road users through descriptive 'personas' which describe how safety and mobility projects can improve the clarity of an intersection's operation while minimizing added delay for vehicles and maximizing capacity across all modes. The presentation includes projects that have successfully "flipped the script" and focused messaging around safety and access as the paramount goal: the 15th Street Cycletrack extension in Washington, DC, and proposals for Ala Wai Blvd and the Ala Pono crossing in Honolulu, HI.
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