Quickly, when you think of "public transit", what's the first word that comes to mind? It might be affordable, or green, or slow, or crowded... but maybe it should be safe.
According to a new paper published by Todd Litman at the Victoria Transport Policy Institute, traveling by transit is nine times safer than traveling by car - but the benefits don't stop there. Find out more about how public transit makes communities safer after the break.
There has been solid evidence that public transit is the safest way to travel for some time.