Sunday, December 6, 2009

New Study Quantifies High Personal Costs of Building CA Cities for Cars, November 19
Author: Matthew Roth

California residents living in sprawling suburban developments could save billions of dollars every year if they lived in denser, urban zones and along transit corridors, according to a study released [November 19] by smart growth and transit advocates TransForm.

Analyzing four metropolitan areas--Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, San Diego, and Sacramento--Windfall for All found that shifting populations in those regions to denser development along transit corridors would save save $31 billion per year, or $3,850 on average per household.

[Report may be downloaded from link with full article. -MH]

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