This research was funded by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities, or NITC, a program of TREC at Portland State University.
Transportation -- Management -- Environmental aspects, Urban transportation, Sustainable urban development
This report summarizes the findings of a national project to examine the travel behavior, social capital, health, and lifestyle preferences of residents of neotraditional developments (NTD) compared to more standard suburban developments. We compare survey results from residents of matched pairs of neighborhoods in seventeen U.S. cities and towns, with each pair comprised of one NTD and one typical suburban neighborhood of similar size, age, and socio-demographic composition. The study addresses salient themes in the transportation, planning and health literatures: a national study, surveying populations of diverse incomes, collecting resident information on preferences for and attitudes towards neighborhood qualities, and addressing transportation and health outcomes for diverse community designs.
Greene, Jessica, Nico Larco, Yizhao Yang, Marc Schlossberg, Daniel Rodriguez, Noreen McDonald, Tabitha Combs. Travel Behavior, Residential Preference, and Urban Design: A Multi-Disciplinary National Analysis. OTREC-RR-11-04. Portland, OR: Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC), 2011. https://dx.doi.org/10.15760/trec.35