RISING GAS PRICES: CONSUMER CRISIS OR WAKE-UP CALL?
Featuring Bob Dunphy
Monday, Aug. 28, 5:30-7 p.m.
Seattle Central Library Auditorium
1000 Fourth Ave.
Free event; no registration required
ABOUT THE EVENT: The rapid run-up of gas prices has created sticker shock for motorists, and calls for action by government to do something about it. Dunphy will share his research on consumer willingness to change travel habits as well as housing choices, to reduce the cost of travel. He will explore options for real estate development that give people more travel choices, and are supported by market trends, as well as some of the practical impediments to their success. Dunphy will offer ideas for actions that citizens can take to turn this crisis in family budgets into an opportunity to create a more pedestrian friendly, transit-oriented Seattle.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Bob Dunphy, Senior Resident Fellow, Transportation and Infrastructure, Urban Land Institute. With a reputation for translating traffic, transit and parking issues related to land use and development into understandable problems with manageable solutions, Dunphy maintains a high profile in the transportation community. He is lead author of Developing Around Transit: Strategies & Solutions That Work, Moving Beyond Gridlock: Traffic & Development, Transportation & Growth: Myths & Facts and is currently updating ULI’s Shared Parking. Dunphy chaired the Transportation Research Board’s committee on transportation and land development and is a frequent speaker to national and local programs.