Originally posted by (User Above)
The Institute for Urban and Regional Development at UC-Berkeley has published a number of interesting studies related to this topic. : Two that might be relevant
A Study of Housing Built Near Rail Transit Stations: Northern California; and Travel Demand and the Three Ds: Density, Diversity, and Design. The address of the institute is: 316 Wurster Hall, U of CA, Berkeley, CA 94720.
Many of their conclusions support the well-established idea that higher densities near transit result in fewer vehicle miles of travel per capita. Good luck.
When a new development occurs in an established urban area (eg: when an old building is replaced by an apartment block) is there a tendency for people to decrease automobile usage when public transport is readily available? If so, does anybody know of any journal articles / studies to show this? Is the reduction significant compared to a development where public transport is not as conveniently located?
Your help is much appreciated!