New sidewalks connecting to bus stops

Providing (ADA compliant) missing sidewalk connections at transit stops will increase accessibility to transit services for all residents in the urbanized area. Better connections between different active transportation options, in this case walking and transit, will help promote physical activity and healthy communities.

This Performance Measures focuses on sidewalk connections to bus stops within 50 feet of a “high frequency route”. “High frequency route” was identified as bus routes with weekday ridership greater than 1,000 and/or weekend ridership greater than 40, in addition to C-U MTD’s definition of “high frequency routes“. Bus stops with sidewalk connections were identified by selecting stops less than 50 feet from the nearest sidewalk segments. 

In 2016 and 2017, around 85 percent of the bus stops on high frequency routes were identified as having a direct sidewalk connection, an increase of 0.3 percent from 2015. There were fewer bus stops on high frequency routes in need of better sidewalk connections in 2017 (312 stops) and 2016 (335 stops), compared with 2015 (358 stops). This is partially because more bus stops (2 in 2017 and 11 in 2016) that had been missing sidewalk connections were provided with new sidewalk connections. It is also partially due to the fact that some of the stops have been consolidated following the Transit Facility Guidelines.

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Bus Stops with Sidewalk Connection PM Summary

Goal Promote healthy communities and improve overall residential quality of life by strengthening existing neighborhoods and housing developments, evaluating and expanding active transportation infrastructure, and promoting energy conservation and environmental quality.
Objective Increase accessibility to transit services by providing missing sidewalks connecting to at least 20 bus stops by 2020.
Performance Measure Miles of new sidewalks connecting to bus stops. Percentage of bus stops with direct sidewalk connections.
2016 Rating In 2016, 85% of the bus stops on high frequency routes had direct sidewalk connection. 11 bus stops were provided with sidewalk connections.

This Performance Measure receives a Positive rating because of the substantial progress made towards the objective of providing missing sidewalk connections to at least 20 bus stops by 2020.

2017 Rating

In 2017, 85% of the bus stops on high frequency routes had direct sidewalk connection. 13 bus stops that had been missing sidewalk connections in 2015 were provided with new sidewalk connections in 2016 and 2017.

This Performance Measure receives a Positive rating because of the substantial progress made towards the objective of providing missing sidewalk connections to at least 20 bus stops by 2020.