The Transportation team engages transportation planners, public transit systems, bicycle advocates, public health experts, electric car makers, and civic organizations to promote the use of public transit, make our region more bike friendly and encourage alternative modes of transportation.
Thursday, January 17, 1:30-3:00 PM
Location: Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, 3 E 4th Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Evaluating Pedestrian Access to Public Transportation
Action Team Project 2017-2018
This project came from the observed need to address pedestrian access to public transportation in the region. Pedestrian access challenges were a topic of discussion at the 2016 Green Umbrella Midwest Sustainability Summit. After the summit, Green Umbrella’s Transportation Action Team partnered with Ohio University graduate student Rachel Zakem to research this issue and learn more about where and to what extent a lack of pedestrian access could be limiting the use of regional transit.
The project detailed in this report was developed with two goals in mind. The first was to create a base assessment of pedestrian transit accessibility through interviews with transit agencies. Then the aim was to draw attention to these locations by contacting the planning and zoning officials corresponding with each location and presenting the locations at a workshop event. The event itself was the second goal. At the event, the June 2017 OKI Regional Planning Forum, speakers shared data about the region’s sidewalk connections to transit stops as well as information on funding, programs that address walkability, and lessons learned.
Green Umbrella Project Slides, Green Umbrella’s slides from the Regional Planning Forum
OKI Funding Opportunities, OKI Regional Council of Governments Funding Webpage
OKI Transportation Alternatives Funding, OKI’s slides from the Regional Planning Forum
Complete Streets and More, MORPC, MORPC’s slides from the OKI Regional Planning Forum
Tri-State Trails, Green Umbrella’s Tri-State Trails’ Webpage
Village of Woodlawn: Our Vision, City of Woodlawn’s slides from the Regional Planning Forum
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