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Guest on The Infra Blog: Jarrett Walker, Author, “Human Transit – How Clearer Thinking about Public Transit Can Enrich Our Communities and Our Lives”

Posted by Steve Anderson on Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Jarrett Walker is an international consultant in public transit network design and policy.  He has been a full-time consultant since 1991 and has led numerous major planning projects in North America, Australia, and New Zealand.  He currently serves as a Principal Consultant with MRCagney based in Australia.  He provides expert advice to clients worldwide

Born in 1962, he grew up in Portland, Oregon during the revolutionary 1970s, the era when Portland first made its decisive commitment to be a city for people rather than cars.  He went on to complete a BA at Pomona College (Claremont, California) and a Ph.D. in theatre arts and humanities at Stanford University.  Passionately interested in an impractical number of fields, he is probably the only person with peer-reviewed publications in both the Journal of Transport Geography and Shakespeare Quarterly.  In addition to Human Transit, he also writes on botany, creative writing, performing arts, and a range of other interests on his personal blog, Creature of the Shade.

Jarrett Walker

Transit Systems Should Work Together to Get People Where They’re Going

Transit Isn’t Just for Peak Periods — It Needs to Be There All Day

Making Maintenance Sexy

Mobility Equals Freedom

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