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The Myth of the Transit-Oriented City

Samuel Staley
June 18, 2007, 7:16am

Is there such a thing as a transit oriented city? Not if you look at travel patterns in New York City. Even NY's transportatin planners recognize that the city is a walking city, not a transit city. But this is true only for Manhattan. Outside of Manhattan, the automobile dominates travel for most kinds of trips in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. See my more detailed assessment on Planetizen Interchange.

Samuel Staley is Research Fellow


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