Understanding How the Built Environment Influences Transportation Choice

“One of the biggest factors in deciding which transportation mode you’ll use is the built environment. The infrastructure that surrounds us determines which modes get used the most and which the least.

Think about it like this: do you want to bike on a three-lane highway, or on a protected bike lane? If you chose the protected bike lane – or driving on the three-lane highway – the built environment influenced your decision.

These are some of the ways the built environment influences travel behavior. Many of them are interrelated. I”

Active transportation Complete Streets Implementation

Understanding the Basics of Transportation Choice

“At Mobility Lab, we spend a lot of time researching people’s transportation behavior and why they make the choices they do. What made you bike to work yesterday, but drive alone today?

Creating a sustainable, efficient, and equitable transportation network requires more than just building a new streetcar line. We need to consider what people consider when they make a mode choice, or else they won’t use the transportation options we invest in.”

Active transportation Community Engagement Complete Streets Implementation

Safe Routes to School (Roadmap & Brochure)

Safe Routes to School is a movement that is changing communities and making children healthier by getting children to use their own power to get to and from school. This illustrated roadmap highlights 13 policy options that can help make Safe Routes to School a permanent part of our communities.

Safe Routes to School

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