Transit-Oriented for All: The Case for Mixed-Income Transit-Oriented Communities in the Bay Area

This paper summarizes the case for mixed-income transit-oriented development (TOD) in the San Francisco Bay Area, and outlines factors to consider for achieving sustainable mixed-income TOD in multiple contexts. The report outlines the need for mixed-income transit-oriented communities in the Bay Area. It discusses the combined housing plus transportation cost burden faced by lower-income households, and the need to provide affordable housing in locations where transportation costs don’t undercut housing savings. It reviews the challenges presented by the high costs of new TOD development and the potential for displacement of nearby low-income residents. The report also looks at the separate benefits of transit-oriented communities and mixed-income neighborhoods, and resulting synergies from bringing them together. The paper concludes with general lessons for achieving stable, mixed-income, transit-oriented communities in various contexts.

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    • This paper was funded by the San Francisco Foundation, the East Bay Community Foundation, and University of California Transportation Center.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Great Communities Collaborative


    Greenbelt Alliance

    San Francisco, CA  United States 

    Nonprofit Housing Association of Northern California


    Transportation and Land Use Coalition

    405 14th Street, Suite 605
    Oakland, CA  United States  94612

    Urban Habitat


    Reconnecting America

    Center for Transit Oriented Development
    436 14th Street, Suite 1005
    Oakland, CA  United States  94612

    University of California, Berkeley

    Berkeley, CA  United States  94720-1720
  • Publication Date: 2007-6


  • English

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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 44p

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  • Accession Number: 01350294
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 9 2011 6:11PM