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Public Transit Station Design to Support Micromobility


Conference Paper

National Center for Sustainable Transportation, BicyclingPlus Research Collaborative

Suggested Citation:
Ferguson, Beth and Angela Sanguinetti (2023)

Public Transit Station Design to Support Micromobility

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Micromobility is well-suited to address first- and last-mile connectivity with public transit by extending the catchment area around transit stations and bridging gaps in the existing transit network, ultimately facilitating access to jobs and services. However, the uptake of micromobility depends on a variety of factors including environmental design features at and around public transit stations that support or inhibit access. This paper presents results from an online survey of public transit and micromobility users in the California Bay Area. Successes and challenges were highlighted, and recommendations made for station design, including greater availability of shared micromobility vehicles and more affordable secure parking for personal micromobility vehicles. Beyond the station proper, there is a need for protected bike lanes and consistent design standards for bike facilities throughout the region. Safety issues related to street infrastructure and crime far outweighed any other expressed needs for micromobility and public transit users. If these critical issues were addressed, users might be comfortable enough to notice other areas for potential improvement via station design features and amenities, such as signage, greenery, and public art.

Key words:

Micromobility, public transportation, bike lanes, shared mobility, scooter, bike