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Archive for the ‘Public Transportation’ Category

Who Gets Counted Counts: 2015 Los Angeles Bike and Pedestrian Count

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition - Bike Count

We looked at 8 of the 17 streets where bike lanes were installed between 2010 and 2015 with sufficient collisions and ridership data to draw conclusions about the effectiveness of the projects. Overall, the number of automobile collisions decreased, pedestrian collisions stayed relatively flat, and bicycle crash risk decreased, after accounting for increased ridership.

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Streetfilms & Streetsblog: The First Ten Years

Monday, November 28th, 2016
Streetfilms & Streetsblog: The First Ten Years

This film showcases only a small portion of the work that thousands of volunteers and advocates have put in but begins its tale with the NYC Streets Renaissance, a synergy of advocacy groups that banded together in 2005 to try to rally people and tell them the public space outside could change and that there were best practices all over the world to admire.

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2016 Election Transit Scorecard

Friday, November 11th, 2016
CTAA - 2016 Transit Election Scorecard

32 communities holding transit ballot measures, $200 billion proposed across all ballot measures

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Data Brief: Cycling in New York City, 2007-2014

Monday, October 31st, 2016
Prevalence of adults and students that cycled at least once a month in New York City, 2007‒2014

New Yorkers are more likely to walk to work compared with the national average, and a recent New York City (NYC) Department of Transportation report shows that cycling is becoming more popular; the most recent annual 12-hour count of cyclists crossing the East River bridges increased from 2,041 cyclists in 2000 to 15,394 in 2015.

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People Near Transit: Improving Accessibility and Rapid Transit Coverage in Large Cities

Monday, October 17th, 2016
Washington DC Transit Shed

This study examines a building block of overall transit accessibility: how close rapid transit is to the residents of a city. Residents of large cities need to have rapid transit options located close to where they live so they can access opportunities without using a car. Measuring the number of residents in a city or metropolitan area who are covered by rapid transit is an important barometer for the efficacy and equity of a region’s transportation infrastructure. To account for differences in city size, PNT has been calculated as “percent of population living near rapid transit.”

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Streetfilms: NYC Buses – Time for a Turnaround

Friday, September 30th, 2016
Streetfilms: NYC Buses – Time for a Turnaround

Transit advocates knew something was wrong when they observed declining bus system ridership in spite of increasing population, a growing economy, and record-high subway ridership. To figure out what could be done about it, they spoke to industry experts and researched successful efforts in peer cities to identify common sense solutions to NYC’s bus problems. This research is summarized in their report “Turnaround: Fixing New York City’s Buses”.

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Livable Transit Corridors: Methods, Metrics, and Strategies

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
Figure 1. Transit corridor livability visioning and improvement process steps

While livability has received increasing attention in planning and policy circles recently, agreement as to how to define, measure, and create it has been elusive. This is especially true in terms of the livability benefits of transit investments. While livability definitions tend to boil livability down to serving diverse people with diverse opportunities (RITA Office of Research, Development, and Technology 2011), most have not been specific enough to measure it consistently and implement it effectively. Furthermore, getting specific about livability—particularly when focusing on the livability benefits of transit-supportive investments—may cause those who do not care for transit to dismiss it.

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Tampa, FL: Taking Transportation Beyond the Bus!

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016
Tampa, FL: Taking Transportation Beyond the Bus!

HART isn’t your parents’ old bus company! We are changing the way we think about public transportation. Join us as we go Beyond the Bus!

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Private Mobility, Public Interest: How Public Agencies Can Work with Emerging Mobility Providers

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
TransitCenter: State of Practice

Emerging mobility services like bikeshare, carshare, on-demand transit, and transportation network companies provide more transportation options for customers to choose how to get where they want to go.

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The Hidden Traffic Safety Solution – Public Transportation

Monday, September 12th, 2016
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Public transportation is one of the safest ways to travel. It is ten times safer per mile than traveling by car because it has less than a tenth the per-mile traffic casualty (injury or death) rate as automobile travel. Public transit-oriented communities are five times safer because they have about a fifth the per capita traffic casualty rate as automobile-oriented communities. In addition, crash rates tend to decline as public transit travel increases in a community. Contrary to popular perceptions, public transit travel is significantly safer than automobile travel.

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