To have access to effective public transit, every step of the user’s trip must be accessible, efficient, safe, and comfortable. The transit system must eliminate barriers – real or perceived – in order to make it a viable or preferred alternative.
What are Transit Supportive Guidelines?
The goal of the Transit Supportive Guidelines is to foster reliable, efficient, convenient, and accessible transit in communities throughout the Chicago region that are served by Pace Suburban Bus. By shaping the built environment to support all modes of movement – from the transit vehicle itself, to pedestrians walking down the street – a more effective regional transit service can enhance the quality of life for Chicagoland’s citizens.
These Guidelines present principles and standards that may be implemented by municipalities, designers, engineers, and many others. Ultimately, it is Pace’s vision to provide a higher level of bus service to places that actively remove barriers to transit as a viable transportation choice.