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Wayfinding: what, how, where and why?

19 May 2017

On Thursday, May 11 2017, Steer Davies Gleave hosted its third Movement Matters event in Los Angeles focused on wayfinding systems. 

We brought together two industry experts to explore how wayfinding can enhance the experience of place to help people explore their surroundings. The speakers highlighted wayfinding best practices and their recent experience working together to develop a comprehensive wayfinding system for the PATH, a sixteen-mile pedestrian tunnel system in Toronto connecting over 1,200 retailers.

Reclaiming space in the autonomous vehicle era

11 May 2017

The mass adoption of Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) — often called automated, self-driving, or driverless vehicles — could radically change the way we travel and have a significant influence on the evolution of the urban and non-urban landscape. Without the need for human supervision or operation, every person will be a passenger, and cars will be able to drive with no occupants at all. This will give drivers more leisure time, widen mobility to citizens currently unable to drive, and improve road safety.

What's around the corner?

02 May 2017

Long-term forecasting is a vital part of planning for new passenger rail projects, but what about the short term? Forecasting for the month, week, or even the day ahead is just as important. 

Supporting New York's new citywide ferry service

24 April 2017

New York’s first citywide ferry service, NYC Ferry, will be launching on May 1, 2017, one month ahead of schedule. To celebrate the arrival of the first three of 20 new vessels, Mayor Bill de Blasio took an inaugural ride aboard one of the new ferries and held a dedication ceremony at Pier 1 in Brooklyn on the morning of April 17.

The NYC Ferry service will launch on the new Rockaway route, which joins the existing East River route. Two other routes will open later this year with an additional two opening in 2018, completing the system. 

Transforming the future without damaging the present

19 April 2017

The transformation of transit infrastructure is happening across the US, even creating opportunities to develop new gateways and multimodal interchanges. But how do you create a step change in passenger experience, neighborhood benefit and operational resilience without damaging the current?

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