As our final virtual webinar for ITE Southern Alberta Section before returning to in-person meetings, we are pleased to welcome two guests from Boston, Massachusetts to share insights and recommendations for the future of multi-modal transportation planning in a post-pandemic world.
Liza and Jason will share experiences from their work on unique multi-modal transportation plans within Toronto, Tampa, and Chicago, and offer ideas for how transportation practitioners can strategically look ahead in light of significant travel behaviour changes unfolding from the COVID-19 pandemic, climate emergency, and global supply-chain disruptions.
Jason Schrieber, Senior Principal, Stantec
Jason Schrieber is a multi-modal planner and designer focused on the intersection of the public realm and safe, efficient and healthy communities. For over 25 years, he has helped hundreds of communities, institutions, and developers understand how individual travel behaviors are influenced by physical and economic attributes, resulting in solutions that elevate the importance of smarter and shared mobility for cost reduction and mode shift; reveal the true costs of parking to change the calculus on how employees commute; and promote safer places for travelers of all backgrounds and abilities through balanced, user-based analytical tools. Working across all forms of transportation, Jason has shown places from Boston to Abu Dhabi how to manage parking in difficult shared environments; how to develop demand-management programs that get people to choose transit, walking, and biking; and how to smartly design multi-modal solutions that range from the site to corridor to community-wide levels—always aiming to use transportation investments and mobility strategies wisely. Successes include built road diets, completed transit-oriented developments, campus-wide parking management programs, multi-modal traffic operations solutions for complex intersections, dynamic curb operating plans and more. Jason is currently leading the walkable redesign of Kenmore Square in Boston, the mobility component of the Woodbine Districts master plan in Toronto, and multiple downtown rapid recovery mobility solutions for the State of Massachusetts.
Liza Cohen, Senior Associate, Stantec
Liza is a multimodal transportation planner with a deep understanding of the user experience in complex transportation networks. Specifically, she understands how transportation choices and modes come together to form networks. Her work ranges from town- and city-wide mobility planning to parking management plans to developing innovative and flexible solutions to unique circulation challenges. In each of these, Liza’s approach is to synthesize data and community and stakeholder feedback to provide better transportation options. Liza is currently serving as deputy project manager for a transportation plan Everett, a city neighboring Boston, as well as an advisor for a street redesign in the commercial heart of Burlington, VT. Liza has also served as deputy project manager on multiple citywide mobility plans including the recently released Go Boston 2030 as well as large scale development projects, often leading innovative and comprehensive analysis, placemaking, and creation of transportation options.