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Survey: Americans Favor TOD-Friendly Zoning Changes

A survey by HNTB Corporation found that 73 percent of Americans would support land use and zoning changes to encourage transit oriented development.
June 7, 2016, 6am PDT | urbanguy
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A press release on the HNTB website shares the results of a survey, "Transit Oriented Development in America," which "found that more than half (55 percent) of Americans so value the ability to get to work and play without using a vehicle that they are willing to pay more for their mortgage or rent in order to have this option. This is especially true among millennials [ages 18-34] who are much more willing to pay more each month than older Americans (70 percent versus 49 percent)."

A few more quotes from the press release:

"The survey also found that the desire to live near public transportation has increased in the last five years among 29 percent of Americans. Millennials again take the lead with 36 percent who want to live near public transportation today more so than five years ago versus 25 percent of older Americans."

"The America THINKS survey found that more than four in five (83 percent) of all Americans were as or more interested in living near accessible public transportation than they were five years ago, including 76 percent of Americans living in rural areas."

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