Erik Vergel-Tovar is a PhD candidate in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he researches the rich relationship between bus rapid transit (BRT) – a mass transport solution now employed in over 180 cities – and the built environment. Drawing from data collected at BRT stops in seven Latin American cities, his research will provide recommendations for which measures contribute to successful BRT systems. Learn more on TheCityFix
Madeline Brozen is a Program Manager within UCLA’s Complete Streets Initiative, where she focuses on urban design policy, with an emphasis on how cities can shift from car-oriented streets to infrastructure that supports bicycling and walking. Her research addresses how to better evaluate street performance, challenging the conventional Level of Service (LOS) method. Learn more on TheCityFix
Read more about Vergel-Tovar and Brozen's presentations from Transforming Transportation 2015, the annual conference on sustainable transport and urban development co-organized by the World Resources Institute and the World Bank.
Vergel-Tovar and Brozen's research can be downloaded in working paper format at the links below.
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