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.
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)
Report from this annual conference on the effects of transportation on communities. Topics include environmental justice, healthy communities, and inclusive decision-making.
Community Impact Assessment Conference articles (PDF)
Inventory of technical approaches that can be used to address environmental justice issues for systems-level and corridor/subarea planning.
Technical Methods to Support Analysis of Environmental Justice Issues (PDF)
A report published by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation.
MBTA Capital Spending: Derailed by Expansion? (PDF)
Paper on the positive impacts on transportation investment – in particular, the benefits to mobility and access, safety, aesthetics, and community cohesion.
Community and Social Benefits of Transportation Investment (PDF)
Northeastern University research on unequal exposure to pollution and hazardous waste.
Unequal Exposure to Ecological Hazards: Environmental Injustices in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (PDF)