Measures of performance or quality of service for non-auto modes are still emerging, but current examples can help evaluate the benefits of transit, cycling, and pedestrian travel.
Review performance standards and create new policies that support livable communities.
- Consider multimodal performance standards such as Transit Quality of Service, the pedestrian and bicycle Quality of Service measures in the Highway Capacity Manual, and other specialized measures such as Bicycle Level of Traffic Stress.
- Consider new policies that prioritize transit speed and efficiency or require an analysis of how transit speeds would be affected by automobile trips from new development
- Adopt minimum performance standards that create the legal authority to require new development or redevelopment to install multimodal transportation improvements – for instance, improvements to maintain a certain Bicycle Level of Traffic Stress, or upgrades to promote “15-minute communities” where daily needs can be addressed within a 15-minute safe walk, bike or roll. Further analysis may be needed to confirm the legal basis for these measures.