Access to the courthouse should be both safe and convenient for everyone. Ideally the courthouse should be located where individuals have easy and inexpensive access to the building. It should be located where people have easy access to public transportation routes, within easy walking distance of major government and commercial buildings, and close to major public roads with plenty of parking.
Small rural communities often do not have public transportation and in many of our larger urban centers walking to the courthouse is not possible. Most people will arrive at the courthouse by car, so it is critical that the courthouse be located on a main thoroughfare and that there be plenty of accessible parking.