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Blog: Why tactical #transit is next best thing:

Blog: Why tactical #transit is next best thing:

Another agency exploring tactical bulbouts is AC Transit in Albany, Calif., a city north of Oakland. The agency plans to debut a “stoplet” in March of 2017, which is part bus bulbout, part parklet. According to Project Manager Stephen Newhouse, “the relatively low cost and quick delivery timeline of the stoplet helps the agency establish credibility with the public. It allows us to demonstrate that we are frugal, action-oriented, and adaptable.” Additionally, the agency hopes that this marriage of parklets and bus stops will improve overall operations in a dense commercial corridor with many competing interests for right-of-way. By creating something that both passengers and adjacent businesses will see as an amenity, “the stoplet model could turn what is traditionally thought of as a zero-sum game into a win-win for transit agencies, communities, and our customers,” says ...

Full article: http://www.metro-magazine.com/blogpost/719339/why-tactica...

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