INTRODUCTION  (access the complete document here)

It takes more than vehicles carrying riders for communities to receive their return on investments in transit. Design policies are integral elements to ensuring that people can identify and access the transit system, while land use and zoning policies help concentrate people and mix land uses to maximize transit’s effectiveness. When combined, design and land use policies not only increase transit’s ridership potential, but also its value as an economic development and sustainability tool; more than all of that, these synergistic efforts help to create a place which is the ultimate in community building. The following guidelines are recommended to help the communities of Northeast Ohio reap the maximum benefits of the transit investments recommended as part of NEO Regional Vision.

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