Perceptions of Transit-Oriented Development in Two California Communities

Client: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), in conjunction with California Department of Transportation

Summary


The University of California, Los Angeles contracted M. Davis and Company to conduct a survey to better inform their planning related to Transit-Oriented Development in two California metropolitan areas: Bay Area (San Francisco, Alameda, and Santa Clara) and San Diego County.

Process


MDAC conducted a travel survey of households living in two California metropolitan areas: Bay Area (San Francisco, Alameda, and Santa Clara) and San Diego County.  There was an over-sampling of households that lived within a half-mile radius of five transit stops in those metropolitan areas.  This survey was conducted in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

A second phase analyzed employed household members (people working outside of the house more than two days per week) in regard to travel behavior and location preferences. This phase was conducted in the same two California Metropolitan Areas.

 Results


The response rate for this study was greater than 50%.

The research facilitated a better understanding of the likely payoff of both new transit investment and the development of policies to intensify uses near rail stops and densely bus-served areas.

“Transit Oriented Development Survey”

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