Associations among Distance, Quality, and Safety When Walking from a Park-and-Ride Facility to the Transit Station in the Twin Cities

Jason Cao, Michael Duncan

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Abstract

Planners are interested in moving park-and-ride facilities away from transit stations and leaving space nearby for development. However, the literature offers no indication on how park-and-riders would tolerate longer walking distances. This study applies stated preference surveys to examine park-and-riders’ walking tolerance and other influential factors. We found that park-and-riders overwhelmingly prefer short walking distances but a pedestrian-friendly environment can offset the disutility of walking distances. With safe intersections, good pedestrian infrastructure, and an attractive building appearance, this study indicates that park-and-riders will walk up to two blocks more than they otherwise would. They stated that security, sidewalk, and crosswalk conditions are the most critical.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)496-507
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Planning Education and Research
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2019

Keywords

  • economic development
  • land use
  • stated preference
  • transit-oriented development
  • walking tolerance

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