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Study examines bicycle-pedestrian connections to region's rail network

Posted Sept. 8, 2015

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North Texas’ network of walking and bicycling infrastructure around rail stations was recently documented in a study that will help decisionmakers prioritize investments needed to improve access to transit services.

The North Central Texas Council of Governments study identified existing and planned sidewalks, trails and bikeways around 74 light rail and commuter rail stations operated by Dallas Area Rapid Transit, the Trinity Railway Express and the Denton County Transportation Authority in 14 cities across four counties.

The study also considered how far pedestrians must walk between stations and their destinations, which may be impacted by gaps in the sidewalk network and other barriers such as waterways, major roadways and highways lacking pedestrian accommodations.

The results will help community stakeholders and decisionmakers better understand which areas need further study and possible infrastructure investments as the region seeks to improve network connectivity, increase the “first mile/last mile” connections to each station and find opportunities to make transit trips easier for potential riders.

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