Transit-Friendly Streets: Design and Traffic Management Strategies to Support Livable Communities

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operations - traffic, land use - planning, organisation - management, place - europe


Case studies, Communities, Europe, Highway design, Highway traffic control, Livable communities, Public transit, Quality of life, Strategic planning, Street design, Streets, United States


This report will be of interest to individuals seeking to improve the livability of their communities and to those concerned with the role that local streets and public transportation can play in pursuing this goal. The report presents 10 strategies used in both the United States and Europe to create transit-friendly streets. The strategies are followed by case studies of five communities that have pursued different initiatives to improve their livability by making their streets more transit-friendly. The report culminates with lessons learned from the case studies. The report is very practical and will be useful to transit professionals, transportation planners, engineers, city officials, and local communities.


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