From June 24 through early August I'll be doing a westbound round-the-world on a mix of professional and family commitments. In case anyone wants to propose events, plan ambushes, or offer transit-tourism tips, here's a quick outline of the where I'll be. (My current location is usually noted in the first column to the right, under the photo.)
June 24-28: Singapore.
June 29-July 6: Netherlands, mostly Amsterdam.
July 6-14: Probably into France a bit but ending up in Munich on the 14th.
July 15-22: San Francisco, and briefly Las Vegas.
July 22-28: Portland.
July 29-31: Seattle.
August 1-5: Vancouver.
I'll be doing some public talks along the way, including these booked so far. (If your organization is interested in something similar, contact me ASAP.) [UPDATE: SEE REVISED LIST HERE.]
SPUR asked me what I'd be talking about, so I said this:
A Field Guide to Transit Debates
As transit becomes more popular, many cities are having intense and often bitter quarrels about what kind of transit to build or operate. Working from his 20 years of experience as a transit planning consultant, Jarrett Walker examines some of the most common confusions that affect debates about transit, and that often lead to disappointing outcomes. He then suggests strategies for clarifying transit debates, by recognizing the unavoidable “hard choices” that arise from transit’s intrinsic geometry and costs.
In other words, the sort of stuff you read here, but organized, or at least condensed! I wave my arms a lot too, which some people find entertaining. If you're in one of those cities, I hope you'll come!