September 27, 2011
"Human Transit" by Jarrett Walker, nearing publication
Many of you are familiar with the excellent blog Human Transit, run by professional transit planner and native Portlander Jarrett Walker. Over the past several months, Jarrett has been working on a book by the same name, and it is nearing publication. It's being published by Island Press, and is available for pre-order at various online booksellers, including amazon.com and Powell's.
Unfortunately, Powell's saw fit to file it under "Automotive-General"....
The table of contents and introduction are both available online at the Human Transit blog. Currently, the book is only order-able in print format (either hardcover or paperback), though Jarrett has stated that electronic versions will be available as well.
Congratulations to Jarrett!
September 27, 2011 12:49 AM
Any idea if a Powell's reading might happen?
September 27, 2011 9:16 AM
You'll have to ask Jarrett; he can be contacted at his blog. Note that he does not presently live in Portland, though does visit from time to time.
September 27, 2011 1:59 PM
If someone thinks there should be a Powell's reading, tell Powell's! I'll be in Portland for much of December.
Thanks for the plug, and congrats on the great blog. Jarrett
September 27, 2011 7:58 PM
O'Toole got a Powell's reading. You should too!
September 28, 2011 8:22 AM
Doug Allen Says:
While you are waiting for your Powell's order of Jarrett's book to arrive, read "Transport for Suburbia" by Paul Mees (available from Powell's or the Multnomah County Library).
Mees provides, in a very readable format, strong academic arguments for the sort of system planning work that Jarrett talks about on his blog and will hopefully be elucidating in his book.
I expect these books to supplement each other, and suggest that informed transit advocates will want both books.