Block-level accessibility data for transit-way evaluation in the Twin Cities metropolitan region, 2019



This data is used in the evaluation of five transitway network scenarios for their impact on transit accessibility in the Metropolitan Council's jurisdiction. The accessibility change is interpreted as the number of additional jobs a worker can reach when the selected bus rapid transit alternative is included in the transit network compared to the baseline accessibility level for the same travel duration. The scenarios analyzed in this report include the following: • May 2019 baseline vs. Funded baseline (C Line, Orange Line, Green Line Extension) • Funded baseline vs. Prospective network (D Line, B Line, E Line) • Funded baseline + B Line, E Line vs. Prospective network • Funded baseline + D Line, E Line vs. Prospective network • Funded baseline + D Line, B Line vs. Prospective network

The data are provided in 20 shapefiles. The shapefiles are segmented by the scenario comparison and the analysis day/time. The fields include the Census block-level 15-digit identifiers, baseline accessibility, alternative scenario accessibility, their absolute difference, their percent difference. CRS EPSG: 4326 - WGS 84. Users should be able to map the cumulative job accessibility by transit for 5 transit network scenarios and 4 comparisons between transit networks.

Funding information
Sponsorship: Metropolitan Council
Date made available2020
PublisherData Repository for the University of Minnesota
Date of data productionMar 1 2019 - Dec 31 2019

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