New Transit Plan in Juneau, Alaska—TOD to Follow

The Planning Commission of the Alaskan capital city recently approved a transit plan that expands service and increases pedestrian access. As next steps, city leaders are talking about providing incentives for development along the transit routes.
March 2, 2014, 9am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Katie Moritz reports on the recent approval of a transit plan in Juneau, Alaska, that will expand service of the city’s bus system by changing bus schedules and by adding a new route. The plan was approved by the City and Borough of Juneau Planning Commission, but till requires approval from the CBJ Assembly.

The city is also talking about how to develop new buildings along the transit routes. If the plan is adopted by the city, “the next thing for our office to do is to make it easier for housing and development to develop around those transit routes so we can help the ridership,” said Hal Hart, Community Development Director of the city of Juneau.

Multi-modal and pedestrian access considerations are also given winter context by the city’s plans. “A lot of the discussion was around how can we make sure the sidewalks to and from these key places are clear so in our extended winter weather events we still make it easy for people to use transit,” said Hart in the article.

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Published on Thursday, February 27, 2014 in Juneau Empire
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