The goal of this research study is to improve community livability by enhancing access and connectivity through the improvement of connections between public transportation service and public trails. Such connections could extend the transit service area outward and enable pedestrians and bicyclists to access areas to which they might not otherwise travel due to traffic congestion, physical barriers, or safety concerns. The purpose of this research was to develop a methodology to evaluate how to provide better intermodal connections between public transportation and trails. This report offers a description of an approach that uses readily available data and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) spatial analysis to identify transit-using populations that could be readily and easily served by transit in conjunction with trails and greenways. Hillsborough County and Pinellas County in Florida were used as illustrative locations for methodology development.

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Published on 02/01/16

Author: National Center for Transit Research

Collection: Trail Planning

Type: Report

State: Florida

Tags: Rail-with-Trail, Research