Brown Bag Presentation by James McGrath on International Best Practices in Complete Streets, Ped/Bike Design and Related Topics
Time:12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location:Sloat Room, Atrium Building, 99 West 10th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401, USA
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Please join City of Eugene Transportation Planning for a brown bag lunch presentation by James McGrath. James will share a selection of projects and images from Australia, Europe, Central America and recent work in transportation and urban design from the NW. James is a Principal at Nelson\Nygaard and a Vice President of Perkins+Will, specifically tasked with combining the best talent of both firms to support the critical needs of transit agencies and communities in the American West.
James has more than 15 years of diverse experience in the planning, design, and construction of the public realm, including light rail, bus rapid transit, streetcar corridors, active transportation networks and facilities, complete streets, bridges, and urban open spaces. He brings a unique mix of technical knowledge that spans civil and structural engineering, traffic signal design and operations, green infrastructure, station architecture, district development and construction methods to projects. Trained as an architect, landscape architect, and urban designer—but practicing within the planning and civil engineering fields—James works beyond the bounds of traditional planning and design, synthesizing ideas and leading teams toward integrated, sustainable, and refined urban infrastructure solutions. In his talk, James will share a selection of projects and images from Australia, Europe, Central America and recent work in transportation and urban design from the NW.
He is an Urban Design Forum Fellow, Vice President of the Halprin Landscapes Conservancy, an adjunct professor of architecture at the University of Oregon and Portland State University and the 2003 Bailey Fellow at the Architecture Foundation of Oregon. For his fellowship, James travelled broadly to 20 cities on three continents to study best practices in complete streets, interview design and policy professionals and document innovations in high-capacity transit systems, bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, multimodal surface environments, station area development, green engineering and eco-district planning. He brought back inspiration and expertise in street design to accommodate all modes as well as glimpses into public art, informal settlement, urban habitat and housing diversity.
Location:University of Oregon Baker Downtown Center, 975 High St, Eugene, OR 97401, USA
At a community-wide open house, see and comment on the proposed transportation packages the City of Eugene and Lane Transit District have developed for all five MovingAhead corridors: Highway 99, River Road Coburg Road, Martin Luther Kink Jr. Blvd, and 30th Avenue to Lane Community College.
Your input will help the Eugene City Council and the LTD Board select a preferred investment package.
Source: https://www.ltd.org/events-calendar/#69131 The Board of Directors meets at 5:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month. Meetings are open to the public and include a forum for public comments. The public comment period begins at 5:30 p.m. If you are not able to attend the Board meeting and would like to present testimony to the Board, you may send your comments to P.O. Box 7070, Springfield, OR 97475 or firstname.lastname@example.org.