Tuesday, January 13, 2015
The question of how far people will walk to reach a transit stop has a significant impact on the shape of cities. American urban planners conventionally draw that line at about a half-mile. A study group led by Associate Dean Arthur Nelson of the UA College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture analyzed the impact that proximity to a light-rail station had on office rents in metro Dallas. They found that a quarter of the rent premium extended nearly a mile away from transit. For the complete story go to: http://www.citylab.com/cityfixer/2015/01/what-does-living-close-to-transit-really-mean/384421/