Everyday, city streets are instrumental in moving around people and goods, but are simultaneously acting as construction sites.
Although these temporarily distressed zones will likely benefit us in the future — by paving the way for better mobility access, new infrastructure, and generally alleviating problems on our roads – the tumultuous process of rerouting contributes to congestion, accidents, and overall frustration. The easy answer is by lessening reliance on single passenger vehicles. However, in sprawled urban centres where public transportation is not as readily available to all reaches of the city, we must ask the question: what are solutions we can implement in the interim and how can cities work with crowd-sourced data to alleviate these challenges while we try to improve our streets?
Joining us for this timely discussion were a group of transportation leaders and thinkers: Alejandra Argudin, CEO, Miami Parking Authority; Brandon Long, Director of Public Sector and Smart City Innovation at Nexar; Julia Uravich, Project Engineer, PTOE at Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada; Jacob Wessel, Public Realm Director at the City of Boston; and your moderator Greg Lindsay, Director of Strategy at CoMotion.