Union City, CA could divert millions of dollars that voters approved for transit into a new road project, ostensibly to improve station access. To the north in Oakland, CA, developers have proposed a 1,000+ unit housing complex right next to the West Oakland BART Station with just eight off-street parking spots. The contrast leads to a discussion about station access.
This thesis analyzes an on-board transit survey conducted by the Atlanta Regional Commission in order to determine how far urban density, mixed land-uses, and street network connectivity are related to different walkin behaviors, namely transit walk-mode shares and walking distances to/from station
This manual is the product of nearly a year and a half of research on urban design qualities related to walkability. It builds on a growing body of evidence that links the built environment to active living
Street design influences the feelings and decisions of the pedestrian. Beyond just the mode of travel, street design affects how attractive, and ultimately, how economically viable an area will be.
These planning guidelines outline a specific infrastructure improvement strategy designed to facilitate easy, safe, and efficient access to the Metro system. They introduce a concept herein referred to as ‘the Pathway’, and provide direction on the layout of transit access networks and components within Metro Rail and fixed route Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) station areas.
TCRP Report 153 – This report is intended to aid in the planning, developing, and improving of access to high capacity commuter rail, heavy rail, light rail, bus rapid transit, and ferry stations. The report includes guidelines for arranging and integrating various station design elements. The print version of TCRP Report 153 is accompanied by … Continued
This memo presents a review of the policy context for updating BART’s Access Management and Improvements Policy (Access Policy). It includes the following information: A summary of the purpose A summary of relevant trends at BART and in the broader region that have emerged in the 15 years since the current Access Policy was adopted … Continued
This synthesis reflects the additional knowledge gained by transit agencies in the past 10 years about integrating bicycles and transit. It documents many different types of transit agencies in the United States and Canada.