Comment 49940

By allantaylor97 (registered) | Posted October 20, 2010 at 20:21:44

There are tons of studies that suggest no more than 1500 feet is the ideal walking distance to a bus stop before people choose another mode of transportation. THATS why you need local routes and the LRT without local options is worse than what we have now

Dittmar, H., and G. Ohland, eds. The New Transit Town: Best Practices in Transit-Oriented Development. 2004. Island Press. Washington, D.C. p. 120. "Locate development close to transit. Effective TOD places residential and office space as close to transit as possible. The optimal walking distance between a transit station or stop and a place of employment is 500 to 1,000 feet. Residents are willing to walk slightly longer distances to get to transit, between a quarter- and a half-mile."

TOD Manual Walking Distance Recommendations from Other Jurisdictions/Transit Agencies - Mass Transit Administration (Maryland): 1500 ft. (0.28 mi.) - Mid-America Regional Council (Kansas City, Missouri): 1500 ft. (0.28 mi.) - NJTransit (New Jersey): ¼ - ½ mi - Ontario Ministry of Transportation: 400m (0.25 mi.) - Regional Plan Association (NY, CT, NJ Tri-metro area: ¼ mi. - Snohomish County Trans. Authority (Snohomish Cty, Washington): 1000 ft. (0.19 mi.)

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