Other Affiliation: Senior Planner, Triangle Transit
Other Affiliation: Transportation Planner, Triangle Transit
Other Affiliation: Research Assistant, Triangle Transit
This paper outlines a methodology that assesses urbanity in three dimensions (density, diversity, and design) and creates a combined scorecard that weights each dimension according to its influence on transit usage and walkability. Using no proprietary methods, this approach can be repeated by any individual or local government with GIS software and basic internet access. The resulting measurements can be used by communities to assess what types of investments and regulatory changes are necessary to create more transitand pedestrian-friendly communities.