Neighborhood Crime and Transit Station Access Mode Choice – Phase III of Neighborhood Crime and Travel Behavior


This report provides the findings from the third phase of a three-part study about the influences of neighborhood crimes on travel mode choice. While previous phases found evidence that high levels of neighborhood crime discourage people from choosing to walk, bicycle and ride transit, consistent with the authors’ hypothesis, they also produced counterintuitive findings suggesting … Continued

Protecting Against Transit Crime: The Importance of the Built Environment


The paper first summarizes the theoretical context with two theories that seek to explain the incidence of crime. Following this brief theoretical overview the paper presents empirical findings about the effect of the built environment on crime at transit stops and stations in Los Angeles, and ends with policy recommendations and suggestions for safer transit … Continued

Safer Than You Think! Revising the Transit Safety Narrative


Public transportation is overall a relatively safe (low crash risk) and secure (low crime risk) mode of transport. Transit travel has about a tenth the traffic casualty (death or injury) rate as automobile travel, and residents of transit-oriented communities have about a fifth the per capita crash casualty rate as in automobile-oriented communities. Transit also … Continued