STEP is a community group dedicated to improving transportation in Somerville, MA. We advocate for the Green Line extension, a more livable city, and public health issues.
Topics included groundrules and committee role, overview of planning process, and project history.
Meeting Minutes (PDF)
Project History (PDF)
Groundrules and Procedures (Draft) (PDF)
Major Investment Study / Alternatives Analysis Process (PDF)
New Starts Planning and Project Development Process Diagram (PDF)
An analysis of existing methodologies to assess quality of service and related concerns for pedestrian, bicycle, and transit modes.
A Review of Approaches for Assessing Multimodal Quality of Service (PDF)
This article examines the effect of land use, socioeconomics, and bus transit service on transit demand in the Twin Cities. The findings suggest that vertical mixed-use is important close to transit access and retail plays an important role up to a quarter mile from transit service.
Bus Transit and Land Use: Illuminating the Interaction (PDF)
Article on the public health consequences of unsafe and inconvenient walking and bicycling conditions, including recommendations.
Promoting Safe Walking and Cycling to Improve Public Health: Lessons from The Netherlands and Germany (PDF)