Prioritize Multimodal Sustainable Travel

Promote active transportation and high-capacity transit as the prioritized access strategy to increase equitable impact and support healthy, active, and engaged communities. Additional outcomes include reduced emissions, decreased VMT, safer streets, more connected communities, and improved public health.


Plan transit facilities that:

  • Provide safe and convenient access for all people, including youth, the elderly and those with disabilities.
  • Improve bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure to transit, including connections between trail systems and stations.
  • Integrate the design of transit and bicycle facilities to ensure safe and convenient operations for both modes.
Design Guidelines
Policy & Implementation
The Role of Local Government & Transit First Policies
Guiding Principles of Land Use
Flexible Zoning Strategies
Street Design Implementation
Revising Transportation Analysis Practices
Transportation Demand Management
Rethinking Vehicle Parking Requirements
Parking Management
Best Practices to Attract Successful Developers
Clarifying Design Expectations
Integrating Retail into Transit Oriented Development
Community Planning for Rail Transit
Additional Resources
A photo of people walking, biking, and walking a dog on a sidewalk.
Emeryville Greenway (Source: Flickr - Sergio Ruiz)

    A photo of people walking on a crosswalk in a commercial corridor.
    Prioritize Multi-Modal Travel (Source: Flickr - Eric Fredericks)

    Implement policies that support healthy, active, and engaged communities.

    • Manage parking through Transportation Demand Management measures (e.g., parking reduction incentives, discounted transit passes, etc.) and locate parking at the rear of buildings or within buildings to reduce their prominence in the public realm.
    • Support design of streets as places that are vibrant areas of activity and public life.
    • Implement standards that support the reallocation of street space to create inviting social spaces that could include seating, restaurant uses, landscaping, etc.