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Urban Densities and Transit: A Multi-dimensional Perspective
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Accession Number:

01357655

Record Type:

Monograph

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University of California, Berkeley

Center for Future Urban Transport, McLaughlin Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-1720 USA

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Order URL: http://worldcat.org/oclc/760114964

Abstract:

This paper investigates the relationship between transit and urban densities in the United States. An analysis of light rail systems finds that a residential density of about 30 people per gross acre near stations is needed to in order to make them among the top 25 percent of rail transit investments in terms of cost effectiveness; for heavy rail systems, the density is 45 people per gross acre. Increasing density around stations would greatly increase ridership, particularly when jobs are located within one-quarter mile of the stations and housing is located within one-half mile. Stakeholders in the small city of Stockton found high levels of density unacceptable, and supported transit improvements, such as bus rapid transit, only when there would be no impact on private vehicle traffic.

Report Numbers:

UCB-ITS-VWP-2011-6

OCLC:

760114964

Language:

English

Corporate Authors:

University of California, Berkeley

Institute of Transportation Studies
McLaughlin Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720 USA

University of California, Berkeley

Center for Future Urban Transport, McLaughlin Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-1720 USA

Authors:

Cervero, Robert
Guerra, Erick

Pagination:

15p

Publication Date:

2011-9

Media Type:

Digital/other

Features:

Figures (11) ; References; Tables (7)

Subject Areas:

Design; Environment; Policy; Public Transportation; I20: Design and Planning of Transport Infrastructure

Source Agency:

UC Berkeley Transportation Library

Source Data:

CA 2160

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BTRIS, TRIS

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Nov 29 2011 1:44PM