Evaluating a New Urbanist Neighborhood

This paper evaluates a New Urbanist neighborhood in terms of its effect on travel behavior, notably automobile use. The basic principles of New Urbanism are described, along with the three broad intended outcomes: less use of cars and more walking and cycling, more diverse land use and types of residents and increased social capital as residents invest in civic activities. Previous evaluations used pre-World War II suburbs as a substitute for New Urbanist neighborhoods, while this study looks at ones that have actually been built. Past surveys and analyses are presented, along with some of the research caveats. Findings from the study of a New Urbanist development, Fairview Village, are presented. They cover three topics: diversity, travel behavior, and sense of community. Policy implications and limitations of the study are included. Demographics and household structure seem to be influential and worthy in considering future work.


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 59-78
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  • Accession Number: 01056039
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2007 12:05PM