STUDY OF HOUSEHOLDS' LOCATION DECISIONS

The paper examines BART's effects on households' location decisions in San Francisco's Mission District, suburban Walnut Creek, and East Oakland. In each study area, randomly selected households that had moved in the 1975-76 period were interviewed by telephone to determine factors affecting moving and location decisions, the relative importance of BART in neighborhood choice, current and prior commuting patterns, workplace location, and socio-economic characteristics of respondents. Reasons for moving from one neighborhood to another are summarized, and BART's role in the decision-making process is described, with particular attention to the issue of who is influenced by BART. A multiple regression model explaining the importance of BART in residence choice in terms of workplace location, current and prior BART use, work trip length, occupation, age, income, ethnicity, and household composition also is presented. The paper closes with assessment of policy implications. (Color illustrations reproduced in black and white)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report on BART Impact Program, Land Use and Urban Development Project. Prepared by Blayney (John) Associates/David M. Dornbusch and Co., Inc., San Francisco, CA.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Metropolitan Transportation Commission

    Hotel Claremont
    Berkeley, CA  USA  94705

    Blayney (John) Associates

    631 Clay Street
    San Francisco, CA  USA  94111

    Dornbusch (David M) and Company, Incorporated

    1736 Stockton Street
    San Francisco, CA  USA  94133

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Department of Housing and Urban Development

    451 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20410
  • Authors:
    • Dyett, M V
    • Fajans, M H
    • Falcke, C
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 94 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00186226
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/BIP-WP-47-5-78 Work Paper
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-30176
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1982 12:00AM