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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-05-120
Date: July 2006
Lesson 18: Bicycle and Pedestrian Connections to Transit
- The importance of integrating pedestrian and bicycle transportation with transit.
- Pedestrian connections to transit services.
- Bike-on-bus programs.
- Bike-on-rail programs.
Why Integrate Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation with Transit?
- Significant amounts of the population live near transit stations in urban areas.
- Improvements for pedestrian and bicycle access lead to increased transit ridership.
- Providing bicycle accommodation on transit vehicles increases the catchment area for transit riders.
- Vehicle and station modifications can be made at modest cost.
Pedestrian Connections to Transit
| Pedestrian waiting for the bus|| || Bus stop with sidewalk and bench|
How Bicycles Should Be Integrated with Transit
- Bike racks on buses.
- Transporting bikes on light and heavy rail, commuter rail, and intercity rail vehicles.
- Bike parking.
- Station design improvements.
- Links to transit stops.
- Bicycle-ferry programs.
- Front-mounted racks.
- Inside bus.
- Successful programs.
Transit Agency Concerns
- Schedule adherence.
- Safety and protection of transit property.
- Equipment procurement.
- Bring bike inside rail car.
- Time restrictions.
- Rail car design constraints.
- New rail car design to accommodate bikes: "California Car."
Elements of Successful Bike-Transit Programs
- Demonstration project.
- Advisory committees.
- Marketing and promotion.
- Providing good links to transit for pedestrians and bicyclists is essential.
- Providing good facilities for pedestrians and bicyclists at transit stations is essential.
- Linking pedestrians and bicyclists with transit can increase transit ridership.
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