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Posts Tagged ‘CBD’

Empty Seats, Full Streets: Fixing Manhattan’s Traffic Problem

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

The rapid growth of app-based ride services such as Uber and Lyft has raised concerns in large U.S. cities such as New York. San Francisco, Chicago and Seattle about their impacts on traffic congestion and public transportation ridership. In New York City, the growth of app-based ride services (often called “Transportation Network Companies,” or TNCs) has raised questions about how anti-congestion plans being developed by Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio should address TNCs’ contributions to traffic congestion.

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Should Transit Serve the CBD or a Diverse Array of Destinations? A Case Study Comparison of Two Transit Systems

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012



This case study seeks to understand the relative efficacy of two classes of policies intended to increase the ridership and productivity of public transit service. One class of policies seeks to improve transit effectiveness by freezing transit service in the older parts of metropolitan areas. It is thought that higher densities of population and employment and the presence of pedestrian amenities in older areas induce higher levels of transit demand.

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Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) and Employment

Friday, May 13th, 2011
Figure 1: Transit Trips in the United States by Purpose, 2007

This report explains why TOD is not only about housing, and conscious planning for employment is important in thinking about the effectiveness of transit investment and the market for transit-oriented housing.

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