Bicycle & Pedestrian Infrastructure Study

Enhancing bicycle and pedestrian connections to transit


The goal of the The Bicycle and Pedestrian Connections to Transit Infrastructure Study was to compile a list of infrastructure improvements that would improve bicycle and pedestrian connections to transit within the project study area. It was funded by a Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot Program award from Bike/Walk Twin Cities (BWTC) administered by Transit for Livable Communities (TLC).


The 2009 study analyzed existing conditions in each of the corridors identified by Metro Transit.  Corridors are in “tiers” based on the frequency of service, bicycle and pedestrian count data, and the number of recorded pedestrian and bicycle crashes in the area.


  1. As part of the data collection process, a questionnaire was developed and distributed to agency and community representatives to identify issues pertaining to bicycle and pedestrian access to transit and sources of available information. 
  2. Bus stops within the project area were ranked based on their need for improvements using Geographic Information System (GIS), using existing data from the Council, Metro Transit, and communities, aswell as field data collected along three corridors.
  3. The results of the bus stop rankings were then further evaluated by identifying the types of improvements required to promote better access to transit, defining potential projects, and assigning estimated costs for project implementation.

See the Report