OverviewExplaining how to design spaces for pedestrians while also accommodating transit needs, this book is an excellent reference for students, public sector planners and officials, and private sector designers and developers seeking to make places more pedestrian- and transit-friendly. Written by a noted expert on pedestrian design and planning, this handbook contains examples of zoning codes from different localities.
Reviews"Pedestrian- and Transit-Oriented Design provides practitioners with a road map for building trulyworld-class cities. Reid Ewing and Keith Bartholomew have brought together research from across the field of urban design to give readers proven tools for creating healthier, stronger communities that will thrive in the 21st century." –Janette Sadik-Khan, Commissioner, New York City Department of Transportation; and President, National Association of City Transportation Officials
"This timely book accomplishes a rare feat – advancing urban design principles and providing examples that most would agree make for pleasant places, and backing them up with solid empirical evidence. Hats off to Ewing and Bartholomew, for few books are able to so effectively communicate with purveyors, practitioners, and scholars of urban design and city planning alike." –Robert Cervero, Carmel P. Friesen Distinguished Chair of Urban Studies and Professor of City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley; Director, Institute of Urban & Regional Development; and Director, University of California Transportation Center
"Reid Ewing's well researched book convincingly makes the case for the urbanism I love. Great writing with solid research to back it up."—John Norquist, CEO and President of the Congress for the New Urbanism
"Given the surging interest in creating great places with transit, Ewing’s book is timely, well researched and richly illustrated. Ewing does a great job of identifying the key features that contribute to great pedestrian- and transit-oriented places, so that those involved in creating the built environment get both a check list and a ranking of what’s most important."—Gregg Logan, managing director, RCLCO
"It's A Pattern Language for Everyman. Pedestrian- and Transit-Oriented Design is a tour de force--beautifully produced, crisply and elegantly written, and packed with sensible advice on creating safe, healthy habitats in which humans can thrive."—Howard Frumkin, M.D, Dr.P.H., Dean, University of Washington School of Public Health, Seattle
"The authors have produced an easy-to-read book that is richly illustrated. Their checklist approach will allow designers, builders, advocates and policy makers to quickly identify the key elements of a walkable and transit-oriented community. This book should be essential reading for a wide range of disciplines including planners, travel engineers, and public health officials."—Ross C. Brownson, PhD, Professor and co-director, Prevention Research Center in St. Louis, Washington University
Author BiographyReid Ewing is an expert in urban planning and a research professor at the University of Utah. He is the author of Best Development Practices and Growing Cooler: The Evidence on Urban Development and Climate Change. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Keith Bartholomew is an associate professor in the University of Utah’s Department of City & Metropolitan Planning and is the associate dean of the College of Architecture and Planning. He is an environmental lawyer.