Proposed Policy Statement on the Eligibility of Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements Under Federal Transit Law
- This Federal Transit Document proposes changing guidelines in order
to increase the funding allocated to pedestrian and bicycle
infrastructure that serves the catchment area of a bus or train stop,
and posits that the present definition of "catchment area" should be
This would definitely be a way to get more money for effective bike &
ped facilities, and we should all read this closely.
> The success of public transportation can be limited by the problem(Andrea White-Kjoss)
> of the "first and last mile.’’ One of ‘‘the best present options
> for solving the first and last mile dilemma are ... bicycles.
> Whether used for longer trips to access amenities outside theAnd perhaps most important in terms of actually getting
> walkable radius of a public transportation station, or whether they
> enable direct access to a public transportation facility, bicycle
> amenities play an important role in encouraging public
> transportation use by providing riders with greater opportunities,
> choice, flexibility and safety for reaching their final destinations.
> a bike-on-bus demonstration program in Phoenix, Arizona that led to
> over 1,400 new public transportation riders per month.
infrastructure put in:
> Studies suggest that developments that incorporate bicycling and(TCRP Report 102: Transit-Oriented Development in the United States:
> walking infrastructure in proximity with public transportation can
> reduce fiscal outlays of local municipalities towards roads and
> other infrastructure expansion by twenty-five percent.
Experiences, Challenges, and Prospects, Transportation Research