New Policy Makes it Easier to Bike and Walk to Transit

By Carolyn S on August 19, 2011


imageThanks to a new policy released today by the Federal Transit Administration, more money could flow to biking and walking facilities near transit stations.

The exciting change is mostly a matter of distance. Previously, the FTA allowed funding for biking and walking projects that benefited public transportation facilities if they were located within 1,500 feet of that transit location. Today’s announcement, dramatically widens the door for that funding.

According to the FTA: “All pedestrian improvements located within one-half mile and all bicycle improvements located within three miles of a public transportation stop or station shall have a de facto physical and functional relationship to public transportation.”

Read a full analysis from Darren Flusche over on the League of American Bicyclists blog.

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