Sunday, September 20, 2015

Want a stable housing market? Get more buses.

Center for Neighborhood Technology: "Strong communities are built around a diverse transportation network that connects people with jobs, schools, retail shops, and more. Our work makes public transit more convenient, destinations more walkable, and housing more affordable."
  • Greater sense of community and of place
  • More sustainable and efficient use of land, energy, and resources
  • Less reliance on cars, resulting in lower gas consumption and greenhouse gas emissions
  • Reduced household spending on transportation
  • Increased foot traffic for local businesses
  • Increased property values which can be leveraged for future development
  • Improved public health through increased walking and biking
  • Opportunities for mixed-income housing
  • Expanded transit ridership
  • Lower public expenditures on roads, water and sewer infrastructure, and police and fire protection