Urban Sprawl And Commuting

Commute times have risen in many areas. Is sprawl to blame?
December 6, 2003, 5am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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The most transparent trend in Metropolitan areas is the decentralization of jobs and housing into the suburbs and beyond. Scholars blame sprawl for many things, ranging from car-generated air pollution to commute-induced social alienation. But what do we know about its effects on travel behavior? Here we tackle one key unanswered question: How does job sprawl affect average commute length? [Editor's note: The link below is to a 1.1 MB PDF document. You'll need to scroll to page 14 to find this article.]

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Published on Saturday, November 1, 2003 in University Of California Transportation Center
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