TOD, Infill Housing, and Car Share: A Feasibility Study

Planners increasingly look to transit-oriented development (TOD) as an effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, TOD residents tend to rely on private vehicles for non-work travel, and thus still require parking, which makes housing more expensive. Pricing low-income households out of TODs is not just a social equity concern, but also increasingly an environmental problem as well, since it forces commuters to live in outlying areas, increasing their auto commutes. This study will investigate the feasibility of reducing parking requirements around TOD and the impact of such strategy on small-scale infill housing production. Specifically, using the case of five BART stations in San Francisco's Easy Bay, we will examine auto ownership and parking demand patterns in the station areas; infill development potential; potential use of car share; and the financial feasibility of development with reduced parking requirements. Through this combined analysis of transportation demand and housing supply, we hope to show how infill housing development might reduce its provision of parking while increasing local affordability.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $59282.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      California Department of Transportation

      1227 O Street
      Sacramento, CA  United States  95843

      Department of Transportation

      Research and Special Programs Administration
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC    20590
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of California Transportation Center (UCTC)

      University of California, Berkeley
      2614 Dwight Way, 2nd Floor
      Berkeley, CA  United States  94720-1782
    • Principal Investigators:

      Chapple, Karen

    • Start Date: 20100801
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • Source Data: RiP Project 28012

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01468068
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of California Transportation Center (UCTC)
    • Contract Numbers: 15833JECHA
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:44PM