2018 National Planning Conference

Poster: Proposed Campus Light Rail Transit, UGA

Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. CDT

Cost: Included in Registration

Activity Type: Posters

Activity ID: NPC187090

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • A densely populated university campus is capable of initiating an alternative mode of transportation
  • Impacts of future light-rail transit — a fast and viable mode of alternative transportation — in a university setting with an annual ridership of about 10 million
  • Trransit-oriented design can foster an inclusive environment for transit commuters, pedestrians, and bikers

MORE SESSION DETAILS

The idea of developing light-rail transit in Athens, Georgia, has been researched for the past 21 years. The University of Georgia campus is roughly one square mile and has a population of 45,000 to 50,000 people during the day. The current UGA bus transit has an annual ridership of about 10 million. Therefore, a densely-populated area that utilizes transit already exists and justifies rail transit. This poster sheds light on the rail-corridor master plan, including a few design aspects like trails, bike paths, and transit-oriented development for Athens's sustainable future.

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Session Speakers

Manasi Parkhi
University of Georgia
Athens, GA

John F. Crowley, FAICP
College of Environment and Design, University of Georgia
Athens, GA

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