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Designing With Transit

Designing With Transit, Making Transit Integral to East Bay Communities. A Handbook for Elected Officials, Local Staff, and Other Community Builders

Designing With Transit is written to foster and facilitate these positive trends. It is a tool kit, a road map for East Bay communities that want to refocus on transit. It is not a blueprint for a community, because each community is different and must develop its own approaches. Designing With Transit outlines key concepts for communities to consider as they improve their transit-friendliness. It highlights key planning and engineering steps and warns of pitfalls to avoid. It illustrates how the bus system as well as the rail system is integral to East Bay transit (see Chapter 2, “The East Bay Transit System”). Designing With Transit demonstrates that East Bay and Bay Area communities are already taking steps towards greater transit-friendliness.