At this facilitated working meeting,
which took place at Parsons on May 24,
2005, a panel of invited taxi steholders
discussed trends in taxi design and the role of
the taxi as a New York public space.
Participants were asked to define the
ideal taxi and taxi system of the future,
from the perspective of a taxi passenger.
presented for discussion included:
What do you use taxis for?
the vehicle be more functionally useful?
Who uses cabs – who doesn't?
How could the vehicle be more accessible?
How could the ride be more comfortable
features of the sidewalk could be altered
to improve taxi usage?
How could the
roadway be altered to improve taxi usage?
Are there other public spaces or facilities
that would improve taxi usage?
technologies, or public information would
ease taxi usage?
|Jason Abbey, Architect, FXFowle
Kenneth Adams, President, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
Alison Bauer, Board Member, Design Trust for Public Space
David Beier, Counsel, Committee for Taxi Safety
Michael Bierut, Partner, Pentagram
Micaela Birmingham, Director, Planning Center, Municipal Art Society
Ayse Birsel, Principal, Birsel + Seck
York Bleyer, Designer, Imagination (USA) Inc.
Bob Brunner, Industrial Designer, Pentagram
Jennifer Carpenter, Architect & Furniture Designer, TRUCK Product Architecture
Michael Cushing, NYC Department of Parks & Recreation
Brooke Dubose, Project for Public Spaces
Thierry Dumoulin, Designer, Imagination (USA) Inc.
Fred Dust, IDEO
Jonathan Flaherty, Masters Candidate, Business & Urban Planning, Columbia University
Bruce Fowle, Senior Principal, FX Fowle
Paul Goldberger, Dean, Parsons School of Design, New School University
Neil Greenbaum, Owner, Pearland Brokerage/All Taxi Management
Kitty Hawks, Principal, Kitty Hawks,
Paul Herzan, President, Cooper-Hewitt,
National Design Museum
Debera Johnson, Chair, Industrial Design Department, Pratt University
Eric Kim, NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission
Michael Levine, Owner, Ronart Leasing Corporation
Mike Lewkowitz, Taxi Driver
Tom Maguire, Transportation Engineer, Arup
Deborah Marton, Executive Director, Design Trust for Public Space
Chelsea Mauldin, Deputy Director, Design Trust for Public Space
Zack McKown, Principal, Tsao & McKown
Sigi Moeslinger, Principal, Antenna Design
Christopher Mount, Director of Exhibitions & Public
Programs, Parsons The New School for Design
||Paula Mueller, Managing Director, Rockefeller & Co.
Yerina Mugica, Analyst, Natural Resources Defense Council
Kevin Olinger, Deputy Director, NYC Department of City Planning, Transportation Division
Gregg Pasquarelli, Principal, SHoP Architects
Phil Patton, Author & Design Journalist, New York Times
Michael Pocobello, Vehicle Engineering
David Pollack, Director, Committee for Taxi Safety
John Reddick, President, Cityscape Institute
Russell Robertson, Principal, Hybrid Product Design and Development Inc.
Andrew Salkin, First Deputy Commissioner,
NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission
Matthew Sapolin, Executive Director, NYC Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities
Bruce Schaller, Transportation Consultant, Schaller Consulting
Peter Schenkman, Assistant Commissioner
for Safety & Emissions, NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission
Christian Schmidt, IDEO
Bibi Seck, Principal, Birsel + Seck
Charbel Sfeir, Taxi Driver
Ron Sherman, President, Midtown Operating Corporation
Jeffrey Shumaker, Senior Urban Designer, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Harris Silver, City Streets
Todd Smit, Director of Advanced Manufacturing, Quality, & Materials, ASC Incorporated
Ken Smith, Principal, Ken Smith Landscape Architect
Ernest Tollerson, Senior VP, Research & Policy, Partnership for New York City
Erhan Tuncel, Taxi Driver
Masamichi Udagawa, Principal, Antenna Design
Tucker Viemaster, Principal, Springtime
Claire Weisz, Principal, Weisz + Yoes
Andrea Woodner, Founder & Board Chair, Design Trust for Public Space
Mark Yoes, Principal, Weisz + Yoes