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OTREC-RR-11-15

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Suburban multifamily housing is a commonly overlooked example of density within walking distance of commercial developments. This report focuses on demographics, attitudes, and perceptions related to mode choice at 14 sites in Eugene, Oregon. Our study shows that site design and connectivity are significant predictors of mode choice. 40% of trips to local commercial areas from more-connected developments are by foot or bike, nearly twice the rate from less-connected developments. Active transportation has environmental benefits of reduced gas consumption and green house gas emissions, health benefits of increased exercise, and social benefits of increased independence for youth and the elderly. Quantifying the degree to which site design, and specifically connectivity, makes a difference in residents’ mode choice is a first step to increasing the amount of active transportation. This research provides planners and designers a basis for reevaluating suburban multifamily site... More > design and zoning codes.< Less
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Published
September 29, 2011
Language
English
Pages
44
File Format
PDF
File Size
2.14 MB

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