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... 1 While livability has received increasing attention in planning and policy circles recently, agreement as to how to define, measure, and create it has been elusive. This is especially true in terms of the livability benefits of transit investments.
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... 2 Livable Transit Corridors: Methods, Metrics, and Strategies Why Plan for Livability? There are a number of important benefits to planning transit systems and their surrounding communities for enhanced livability.
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... Handbook Introduction 3 Transit Corridor Livability Visioning This Handbook uses the transit corridor livability definition as a foundation to present a set of assessment methods, metrics, and implementation strategies that metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) , councils of governments (COGs)
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... 4 Livable Transit Corridors: Methods, Metrics, and Strategies transit agencies that provide services to multiple local jurisdictions can also play this leadership role. This Handbook is designed for an audience of public agencies with regional responsibilities, but can be used by anyone interested in building livable communities.
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... Handbook Introduction 5 and needs for livability improvements. This step uses a combination of metric values and professional judgments to classify the study corridor according to the Transit Corridor Livability Typology.
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... 6 Livable Transit Corridors: Methods, Metrics, and Strategies In designing for livability, the community engagement process must involve a diverse set of stakeholders. This requires a commitment to engage those often left out of the typical planning process but who are nevertheless representative of the corridor.

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