The provision of a comprehensive network of safe, comfortable and secure paths for pedestrians is ultimately the responsibility of the municipalities served by transit agencies. However the transit agency can play a supportive role in this regard. Los Angeles County Metro disperses funds through its Call for Projects, which includes dedicated funding for pedestrian and bicycle improvements.
Agencies may want to give careful attention to:
* An extensive sidewalk network connects transit stations to origins and destinations.
Virtually every bus trip involves crossing the Sufficient safe street crossings allow transit riders to cross the street to reach * Protection from the elements, i.e. shade trees
For discussion of pedestrian environment at station, see section on how to [[improve out-of-vehicle experience for transit users]].