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Transit accessibility is a measure of the proximity and frequency of transit service to common destinations within a community. The HCI Transit Accessibility indicator provides the aggregate frequency of transit service during peak evening hours in a neighborhood within a quarter-mile of a transit station. Higher numbers indicate high frequency and/or close proximity to service and are better than lower numbers. Data are available for download at the block group level through the EPA’s Smart Location Database.
Communities with good transit accessibility have high public transit ridership, which, in turn, has a demonstrated impact on physical activity rates, obesity, and Body Mass Index (BMI). High numbers of transit trips also act as a substitute for auto trips which can help reduce air pollution and motor vehicle collisions. Although posted with Transportation Services, transit accessibility is linked to economic health, education, employment, environmental hazards, healthy systems and public safety, housing, and neighborhood characteristics. Data are available for download at the block group level through the EPA’s Smart Location Database.
|Lower South Providence||162.2||10|
|Upper South Providence||302.5||2|