Network Analysis of the Walkability of Denver’s Light Rail and Bus Rapid Transit Network and How This Can Be Improved
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Light rail, Denver, Colorado, Transit Oriented Development
This study evaluates how well the existing and proposed light rail and bus rapid transit lines in Denver serve residents who want to get by without a car. The number of residents and jobs within half mile and one mile walking distances of stations are calculated using network and buffer analysis methods. Results are compared to determine the accuracy benefit of conducting a network analysis rather than the more common buffer analysis. The study looks at ways to boost the number of residents and employees within walking distance by maximizing access around each station. It also quantifies the available land for Transit Oriented Development around each line since this type of development helps maximize the benefit of transit.
Ferriman, Ryan, "Network Analysis of the Walkability of Denver’s Light Rail and Bus Rapid Transit Network and How This Can Be Improved" (2015). Geography and the Environment: Graduate Student Capstones. 51.
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