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Good transit boils down to three ingredients, according to TransitCenter: It has to be fast, frequent and reliable, and walkable and accessible. Photo: Stefanie Seskin/Flickr
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The 3 Essential Ingredients for Cooking Up Transit That People Want to Ride

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With so much transportation funding going toward highways, it's tempting to support any transit investment as a step in the right direction. But not all transit investments will produce service that helps people get where they need to go. To make transit a useful travel option that people want to ride, says TransitCenter, there are three basic goals that officials and advocates should strive for.
A row of plungers now keeps cars out of this bike lane in downtown Providence. Photo: WJAR-TV
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Providence Will Keep DIY Plungers in Place to Prevent Cars From Clogging Bike Lane

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Keeping cars out of bike lanes can seem like a Sisyphean task, particularly when a street design makes it easy for drivers to go where they shouldn't. But do-it-yourself attempts to stop automobile incursions have proven to be invaluable demonstrations of how simple steps can make a real impact -- from flowers in Boston to traffic cones in Brooklyn to human barriers in San Francisco.