To help visualize the connections between the places people need to go and the transportation options available to them, a collaboration of nonprofits and philanthropic foundations in the Denver region has created this Regional Equity Atlas that maps out the region’s major origins and destinations in relation to the current and future transit network, emphasizing the enhanced access to opportunity that transit will provide to all of the region’s residents. The goal of this document is to help raise awareness among a wide range of stakeholders about the benefits and opportunities that a robust public transportation network can create, including how issues as housing, jobs, education and health are integrally linked to transportation. The atlas will also help establish a baseline for tracking and measuring equitable outcomes as the Denver region’s transit network is built out, and will further build the case for why the Denver region needs to focus on creating and enhancing access…
The past few months have been an exciting time as large and small communities, representing all corners of the country, have worked on developing collaborative planning processes that will address the unique conditions in their region and which will improve the quality of life for the diverse people that live, work and play there.
These assorted maps show employment intensities, densities, and mixes. We've been working on a number of different regions trying to show the importance of connecting up regional employment clusters to provide higher ridership transit lines. We've written a number of reports based on some of the maps below and the methodology below. Most of these were created using data from the LEHD database. For more information about this dataset visit Cornell University's data and the Census Bureau's On The Map programs.
These maps show employment in the Detroit region and worker proximity to thier chosen employment centers. In general, people will live close to where they work in higher concentrations. Employment centers include local hospitals, Wayne State University, and the Downtown Core.
These maps compare transit zones outside of Manhattan in the New York Tri-State region on a variety of metrics, including housing and transportation costs, median income, the availability of subsidized housing and more.
D.C. Surface Transit commissioned the Brookings Institution to look at funding alternatives for a proposed streetcar. Brookings then subcontracted with Reconnecting America for assistance. Out of that collaboration came “Value Capture and Tax-Increment Financing Options for Streetcar Construction.” Below are the maps and graphics that are inside of the report.
These are maps that were created for a Philadelphia Zoning Code rethink. Data comes from the CNT H+T Index, LEHD Employment data and 2000 Census. A number of these maps do not have Reconnecting America logos so please follow the creative commons license for the maproom and use them freely but give credit.
TOD should not be thought of as a one-size fits all development solution, but rather a paradigm shift to focus on creating high-quality, strong communities connected by a multi-modal transportation network. This report identifies key challenges and opportunities to move toward the transit-oriented development end of the spectrum, as well as identifying key locations, strategies, and tools for accomplishing this shift. The maps within the report can be found below.