Public Transportation Complements Active Transportation
For mobility professionals, it is important to find ways to support, promote, and incentive opportunities for active transportation in addition to public transportation service. One way is to promote partnerships between public transportation and cycling, walking, and scooter services and infrastructure.
Research has shown that public transit users tend to be have a lower BMI (body mass index) than their non-transit-using counterparts. Each transit trip requires some level of walking, and for some cycling, to connect to transit.
Related to this are efforts to ensure that community infrastructure supports safe walking and cycling. Many Americans view walking and biking as unsafe options due to traffic, the lack of sidewalks, limited or no curb-cuts or crosswalks, or missing bike facilities. Additional information and tools can be found through entities such as Safe Routes Partnership, and the Vision Zero Network. .
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