What kinds of places does Pace serve with bus transit?

Riders access Pace facilities and vehicles through a variety of places. Factors that differentiate place types include land use and development intensity, building scale, site configuration, presence of other transit modes, the dimensions and design of elements in the public realm, and the patterns of vehicular traffic on roadways. Understanding these place types helps to establish design guidelines that can be effectively utilized by many different communities. These factors have a tremendous influence on transit service needs and opportunities.

Traditional downtowns that typically include zero-setback development, relatively narrow travel lanes, on-street parking, a strong orientation towards pedestrian mobility, and central destinations.

Urban and suburban neighborhoods that include a variety of housing densities, block sizes and patterns, and level of access to peripheral connector and arterial streets.

Traditional corridors that frequently provide moderate travel speeds, a balanced focus on vehicular and pedestrian mobility, and a broad mix of commercial and residential uses.

Suburban corridors that typically foster regional mobility, focus primarily on vehicular mobility, and host a variety of commercial uses of various sizes and complexities.

Bus/multi-modal transit centers that provide transfer opportunities for riders, offer stopover facilities for drivers, and may be integrated into other developments or uses.

Commuter rail stations that provide for direct transfers between bus and commuter rail service, and may be integrated into other developments or place types.

Local retail centers that provide central destinations along corridors, host local commercial uses, and focus primarily on vehicular accessibility.

Regional retail centers that occupy large tracts of land, host regional and local commercial destinations, and foster the possibility of on-site transit facilities.

Industrial or office campuses that include significant employment centers, minimal retail or residential uses, and could possibly accommodate on-site transit or shuttle operations.