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Commonwealth – For walkers, the last six inches are important

Commonwealth – For walkers, the last six inches are important

MassINC/Commonwealth: “For walkers, the last six inches are important
By Wendy Landman and Brendan Kearney

WalkBoston has been talking about transit as the middle leg of a walking trip for many years. We understand that even the most avid walker or walking advocate knows that many trips are too long to make a single-mode-walk trip possible. Now, the transit and active transportation worlds have become more attuned to the facts that buses serve the broadest network of transit riders, are often the transit mode that serves low-income riders, and are the transit mode that can be modified most easily. For American communities – urban, suburban, and rural – to become truly walkable, they must also be served by transit. Understanding how the bus and walking networks must be linked is critical to shaping investments in transit and the built environment.

Posted June 25, 2018