Transportation in new communities in the United States

The focus of this study is on thirteen nonfederally assisted comprehensively planned new communities in the United States. As part of the research design each of these communities was paried with a conventionally developed community nearby which, while it featured less planning, provided housing of similar age, cost, and type to that found in the more planned community. Findings indicate that while community design can have a significant direct effect on travel behaviour over and above that linked to the demographic composition of the community, the composition variables will continue to have the greatest impact. Insofar as community design can influence housing costs and dwelling unit mix, however, it will have a major indirect effect on travel behaviour. In essence, the data show a clear relationship between residence in higher density housing, smaller household size, lower incomes and lower rates of automobile ownership and annual automotive travel.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 92-3
  • Monograph Title: Transportation conference, Orange, NSW, 1977; The way ahead - new cities or bigger cities; preprints of papers
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 77/10

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01439916
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 10:43PM