Posted on August 04, 2011 9:22 AM
Guide to citizen engagement of transportation agencies
The Project for Public Spaces (PPS) has published “A Citizen’s Guide to Better Streets: How to Engage your Transportation Agency.” The guide was developed by Gary Toth, Senior Director of Transportation Initiatives at PPS and former engineer (of 34 years) with the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), in partnership with the AARP. The guide is intended as a primer to help individuals and community organizations collaborate effectively with their local or state department of transportation. With the core principles of “placemaking” in mind -- namely that streets should not only move vehicles, but should accommodate all travel modes, as well as serve as gathering places for civic life -- the book instructs citizens on how to better prepare for working with transportation agencies.