CSS and Transportation Modes

CSS calls on transportation professionals to consider the needs of all road users--motor-vehicles, transit, as well as pedestrians and cyclists. Consideration of pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit requires special design features and elements be incorporated into the design of the facility.

Transit facilities include facilities on a street or road (bus stops, priority lanes, light rail tracks) as well as facilities, like train stations, which may serve a community. Transit riders often experience a street as a pedestrian going to and from a transit stop or station.
Pedestrian facilities include sidewalks and crosswalk or crossing areas. However, use of an area by pedestrians is also influenced by the adjacent land use and whether an area is perceived to be walkable or not.
Bicycle facilities include exclusive special lanes or shared street space for bicyclists, along with facilities for bicycle parking.

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