|Location: Dallas, Texas
Client: Mayor Laura Miller and County Judge Jackson
Project: Urban design of a parkway and major park along the Trinity River adjacent to downtown Dallas.
Goal: Achieve a balance among competing interests in providing roadway capacity as a reliever route and providing a facility compatible with the proposed park.
TDA Role: Working with Chan Krieger & Associates, we provided the transportation portions of the urban design concept plan. In an editorial, The Dallas Morning News said the concept plan injected renewed energy and vision into the project.
Illustration courtesy of Kemper Development
Location: Bellevue, WA
Client: Kemper Development Company
Project: Development of a nearly 2 million square foot retail, office, hotel, restaurant and residential mixed use project in the heart of downtown Bellevue.
Goal: Help obtain City approvals for a redesigned project under new ownership.
TDA Role: Comprehensive parking and access analysis, including analysis of pedestrian patterns in support of skybridge connections to the adjacent Bellevue Square and Bellevue Place.
Location: Downtown Seattle, WA
Client: Seattle Public Library Board of Trustees
Project: New central library in downtown.
Goal: Help pass the proposed Library through the public review process.
TDA Role: Traffic and pedestrian access needs, parking and loading zone requirements. This included random surveys of library visitors to determine mode of travel, trip purpose (library or meeting), and parking requirements.
|Campus Location: Seattle, WA
Client: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Reseach Center
Project: Creation of a new campus for this internationally recognized research organization.
Goal: Assist client in Master Planning; complete environmental review.
TDA Role: Traffic access and parking requirements, initially for site selection and continuing for several phases of development at the Lake Union campus.
|Location: Los Angeles, California
Project: Identifying characteristics of Bus Rapid Transit riders in Los Angeles.
Findings: Metro Rapid is one the countrys newest and most extensive Bus Rapid Transit systems. We documented substantial gains in ridership due to the new service and showed that new riders differ in both demographics and travel habits from previous riders. Critically, we found that the cost per new rider was significantly less than other currently popular transit investments. For example, Metro Rapids total cost per new rider ranged from $1.28 to $5.27, far less than light rails typical cost of $20 or more per new rider.
TDA Role: On-board interviews to document riders demographic characteristics and travel habits; evaluated results before and after start of new Metro Rapid routes.
|Location: San Diego, California
Client: Jones & Jones for the City of San Diego
Project: Renewal and reclamation of a major urban park and zoo.
Goals: New transportation system to support growth in attendance and to reclaim land for park uses. With over 12 million visitors per year, parking shortages frustrate visitors and limit attendance potential of the parks many museums and cultural institutions. Reclaim plazas and gardens previously converted to parking lots.
TDA Role: Working with a national planning team, we developed a new parking scheme of underground and terraced garages that captures vehicles at major entry points to be served by a shuttle loop bringing visitors and employees within a short walk of their destinations. Recommendations were based on substantial research of visitor and employee travel habits.
|Location: Tacoma, Washington
Client: City of Tacoma
Project: Parking Revenue Bonds.
Goal: Use municipal parking revenue as one part of a bond package to finance parking system improvements and the parking portion of the new Tacoma Convention Center.
TDA Role: Identifying parking supply and demand conditions; projecting future parking net revenues; participating in reviews by bond insurance and rating agencies.