Measuring and Mapping Access to Public Transit
Track: Public Transit
Authors: Corina Chung
People rely on public transit for mobility and access in communities. Transit connects to increased physical activity, safety and lower air pollution. San Mateo County Health used ArcMap and ArcGIS Online proximity and overlay tools to identify areas without walking access to public transit and to measure populations who live outside transit-service areas, with attention on vulnerable populations. Data was visualized and shared using Story Maps to develop recommendations to increase access.