Indicators for Sustainable Mobility

This report defines criteria to evaluate public transit systems, using the criteria to assess twenty cities in the United States and comparing the scores to those of eight cities in Canada and Mexico. Many US cities are failing to connect people to jobs and amenities through transit, according to census and employment data. More than one third of the US cities surveyed have not developed any substantial public transit systems. The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) draws on these data to establish new benchmarks for how public transit systems serve urban populations. ITDP developed indicators based on three categories: how far from a transit corridor can one live and work; how many jobs are available within a one-hour transit commute; and how densely organized is the city, to allow access to amenities and opportunities in shorter distances. The report examines how US cities are implementing sustainable transportation and shifting away from dependence on automobiles. Dallas, Denver, and Nashville were selected, based on their population growth, planning, infrastructure funding, and leadership. The report highlights opportunities and makes suggestions for short and long term planning to improve sustainable urban mobility.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 44p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01705528
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 20 2019 2:17PM