NPC Events and Sessions
NPC19 - SanFrancisco
TPD-Sponsored Educational Session
Parking and the City
Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. PDTLearn about the progress that cities have made in adopting three reforms:
- charge the right prices for on-street parking
- spend the meter revenue to benefit the metered neighborhoods
- remove off-street parking requirements. See evidence showing that these parking reforms can produce major benefits for cities, the economy, and the environment.
The repeal-and-replace strategy should attract voters across a wide political spectrum. Conservatives will see that it reduces government regulations and relies on market choices. Liberals will see that it increases spending on public services. Environmentalists will see that it reduces energy consumption, air pollution, and carbon emissions. New Urbanists will see that it enables people to live at higher density without being overrun by cars. Developers will see that it reduces building costs. Elected officials will see that it reduces traffic congestion, allows infill development, and provides public services without raising taxes. Finally, planners can devote less time to parking and more time to cities.Brief Description of the event...
TPD-Sponsored Educational Session
Healing the Divide: Urban Interstate Caps
Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m. PDT
Capping highways is gaining national attention as a preferred approach to reconnecting neighborhoods severed by interstates. While massive park caps have gained national attention, such as Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway (“Big Dig”) and Dallas’s Klyde Warren Park, there are smaller, more achievable bridge cap and crossing designs that are very successful in knitting neighborhoods back together.
This session highlights the Columbus, Ohio, approach, where more than 14 bridge crossings are being rebuilt over the I-70/I-71/I-670 innerbelt trench through downtown. In response to substantial community engagement, multiple bridge cap types (building, park, transition) and enhanced bridges (gateway and neighborhood) were designed that enable every neighborhood along the four-mile section to benefit from an enhanced connection. These represent an array of achievable improvements that can be applied in other cities.
Representatives of Ohio DOT, the city, and project team planners discuss the various cap and bridge designs, community involvement, social justice and economic development benefits, placemaking and neighborhood identity, implementation, funding, and lessons learned. This session is full of attractive graphics and visuals. See what former U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx declared “a compelling example of how transportation projects can create or eliminate opportunity gaps in our nation.”
Transportation Planning Division Business Meeting
Monday, April 15, 2019 from 6 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. PDT; Marriott Marquis - Sierra J
Annual business meeting of the Transportation Planning Division. Will include a discussion of Division priorities for the coming year, award of scholarships and other division awards, and a roundtable with members.
Transportation Planning Division Networking Reception
Join the Transportation Planning Division as we celebrate and network in San Francisco! The Southside Spirit House is a short walk up Howard Street (0.6 miles) after the annual business meeting. Members attending the annual business meeting will receive wristbands first. Free to Transportation Planning Division member. $10 cover for non-members. Join TPD to waive the cover!