Lessons from the Development of a Guidebook on Pedestrian and Bicycle Connections to Transit

Speaker(s): 
Nathan McNeil, Allison Duncan and Drew DeVitis; Portland State University
Event Date: 
Friday, November 4, 2016, 12:00pm to 1:00pm PDT
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To improve safety and increase transit use, transit agencies and the jurisdictions they serve have to approach transit service as door-to-door not just stop-to-stop.

Walking and bicycling are key modes for transit access.

Working with the Federal Transit Administration, a team from Portland State University developed a guidebook on improving pedestrian and bicycle access to transit (forthcoming). As part of the guidebook process, the PSU team conducted case studies on best practices of recent efforts in Minneapolis, Los Angeles and Atlanta.

This presentation will cover key lessons from the case studies, along with an overview of the guidebook.

Nathan McNeil is a Research Associate at the Center for Urban Studies at Portland State University. His research projects range from bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, travel behavior, transportation leadership, and more. Current research projects include a national study of bike share equity initiatives and a study of designing intersection for protected bike lanes for safety and comfort. Other recent projects have included working with the Federal Highway Administration on a Strategic Agenda for Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation; and working with FHWA on the development of a Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Reference Tool.