Event Announcement: PERIPHERAL PROPOSALS : Models for Commuting from the Margins
Monday, November 9
Van Alen Institute
30 W 22nd Street, New York, NY
Subways are the primary mode of transportation in New York, but we need new ideas for atypical travelers: those who live on the city’s geographic and social edges. From off-the-grid dollar vans and mobile apps for commuters with limited accessibility, to ambitious proposals to connect the boroughs’ coastlines along ferry routes, we’ll explore how ad-hoc systems, new technologies, and innovating with antique infrastructure can expand transit equity.
Participants: Eric Goldwyn, journalist; David R. Jones, president & CEO, Community Service Society; Sarah M. Kaufman, digital manager and assistant adjunct professor of planning, NYU Rudin Center for Transportation; Joanne Rausen, assistant commissioner, data & technology, NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission; Douglas Adams, Waterfront Alliance
The discussion will also include new ideas from the NYU Rudin Center’s Emerging Leaders in Transportation Fellows.
This event is presented in partnership with the Van Alen Institute.