In transit circles, there’s robust debate about whether density of people or service frequency is better at getting transit ridership? Reece Martin at RMTransit says both are good but better together. That probably is intuitive to most people in this space, but Martin dives into why both are good. Martin illustrates how the two paradigms go hand-in-hand through the Toronto context and its suburbs that punch well above their weight, as well as other Canadian metros.

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Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.