Improving Pedestrian Access to Transit

An Advocacy Handbook


"This report is written for ordinary citizens - not necessarily for transportation or urban planning officials - who advocate for public transit and walking. It illustrates key steps that activists can take to ensure that mass transit supports community needs and creates livable communities through improved pedestrian access. The authors present their personal experiences in case studies that detail advocacy techniques and strategies. They also identify some failures or setbacks. The report discusses several public transit modes (e.g., bus, light rail, and subway) used in different kinds of communities (low-income urban neighborhoods, upper- and middle-income inner suburb). The authors are members of WalkBoston, a nonprofit organization that promotes walking and transit as means of transportation."

The report was sponsored in part by the Federal Transit Administration.

Filed in: Community Problems and Solutions, Promoting Walking and Bicycling, Plans and Policies, Transit

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