Multimodal Corridors: Evaluation Process - Findings
The research in multimodal corridors suggests that one size does NOT fit all. The various multimodal corridors differ both in the role they play in the community in terms of serving regional and local trips, and in current and future surrounding land uses. While the multimodal subcommittee believes that each corridor needs to accommodate all modes of travel, these differences suggest that we may need to refine the way to accommodate the modes in each corridor segment. For example, corridors like Foothills and the Diagonal serve largely regional trips and have little pedestrian activity along them so there is little need for sidewalks along them but a great need for pedestrian connections from transit stops to destinations on the corridors. In a similar way, some corridor segments have land use patterns and designs today that do not support high levels of transit service and appear to have little opportunity for change in land uses within the planning period of the 2003 TMP Update. Transit service improvements on these corridors may need to be more oriented to serving the regional travel that occurs on them than local travel. The 1996 TMP describes the multimodal corridors from a one size fits all perspective, while this work suggests that there may be a different emphasis for different corridor and corridor segments.
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