Transit villages - dense, mixed-use communities near rail stops - could increase rail ridership and reduce automobile dependency; however, few good examples exist on the U.S. today. This paper shows that there is a reasonably strong market demand for well-designed transit-oriented neighborhoods. After viewing visual images of simulated transit villages, more respondents from the San Francisco Bay Area expressed a willingness to live in a moderately dense community with nice amenities than in one with a third lower densities but little neighborhood open space or consumer services. Strong market interest in rail-based housing, coupled with recent state enabling legislation, bode favorably for the future of transit villages in California.

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    University of South Florida, Tampa

    Center for Urban Transportation Research, 4202 East Fowler Avenue
    Tampa, FL  United States  33620-5375
  • Authors:
    • Cervero, R
  • Publication Date: 1996-11


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  • Accession Number: 00729956
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 2 1997 12:00AM