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Friday Transportation Seminar - Capturing the Ride: Low-Density Flexible Transit Alternatives in Salem-Keizer
Friday, May 23, 2014 - 12:00pm to Friday, May 23, 2014 - 1:00pm

Join us for the PSU Friday Transportation Seminar. The event is free and all are welcome!

Capturing the Ride: Exploring Low-Density Flexible Transit Alternatives in Salem-Keizer

Where: Room 204, Distance Learning Center Wing of the Urban Center at PSU
Speaker: Darwin Moosavi, MURP, Portland State University
Topic: Capturing the Ride: Exploring Low-Density Flexible Transit Alternatives in Salem-Keizer

Summary: Current fixed-route transit service provided by Salem-Keizer Transit is inefficient in the low-density neighborhoods of West Salem, South Salem, and Keizer. The lack of sidewalks, non-gridded circuitous streets, and large single-family residential lots all contribute to a lack of ridership. As a result, traditional fixed-route transit service is not cost-effective in these areas. Through a five month planning process, a group of Portland State University graduate students, better known as Paradigm Planning, tackled the task of addressing this problem in each of the three study areas. Paradigm’s planning process explored mode and route options in order to produce a plan that provides innovative and feasible alternatives to current transit service that will better meet the needs of the community. Through an intensive community engagement process, the residents in each neighborhood were given a voice in shaping the future of transit in their neighborhood.

Bio: Darwin Moosavi is a Master in Urban & Regional Planning candidate at Portland State University and Project Manager of the Paradigm Planning Team. Other Paradigm Planning members include fellow students Brenda Martin, Matt Berggren, Lauren Wirtis, Mike Sellinger, and CJ Doxsee. 

Learn more about them and their project at

Watch a video of the seminar: Stream

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View slides: Presentation (PDF) 

See the full Friday Seminar lineup here.