As the traveling public continues to demand more diverse transportation options, the role of public transit continues to expand and the importance of providing safe and convenient access to transit is magnified. Transit agencies analyzing alternatives for new or expanded service are increasingly looking at bicycle and pedestrian access as a prominent way to appeal to a wider population of users and increase ridership in the process. Sprinkle Consulting is a national leader in helping these agencies and their consultants consider and incorporate this important aspect of the transit experience.
Using detailed on-bike/on-foot field audits, Sprinkle staff review route alignments and stop locations to prioritize candidates and, once selected, minimize impedances to accessing the service. Our resulting engineering solutions include, among many others, ADA compliance, crosswalk enhancements, midblock crossings, curb extensions, pedestrian refuges, and bicycle detection at signals.