Barriers to Basic Needs

Streets, sidewalks, buses, and other transportation infrastructure exists to provide access to our basic needs: to go to our home, school, workplace, the grocery store, a doctor’s office, a local park, or other destination. In this section, we examine how well our transportation system provides access to five basic needs: housing, jobs, goods and services, education, and recreation, and discuss what we can do to remove barriers to these basic needs. You can also explore this information on the Map Viewer.