Is alternative development undersupplied? Examination of residential preferences and choices of Northern California movers

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    25 Scopus citations

    Abstract

    Previous studies suggest that there is an unmet demand for pedestrian-and transit-oriented development. However, most of these studies used the stated-choice method, which has many inherent disadvantages. Further, combining conflicting residential attributes into hypothetical situations may distort consumer choices. By using data of Northern California movers, a new study adopted an alternative approach to exploring this issue, namely, examining the priority of transportation and land-use preferences in residential choice and the discrepancy between preferences for and perceptions of these attributes. It was found that preferences for accessibility to transportation systems and different land uses are secondary in residential choice, movers' perceptions of accessibility attributes on average exceed their preference for corresponding attributes, and a small share of movers experienced dissonances of all accessibility characteristics but proximity to workplace. Therefore, the study fails to support the argument of the undersupply of alternative development.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)97-105
    Number of pages9
    JournalTransportation Research Record
    Issue number2077
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Dec 1 2008

    Fingerprint

    Dive into the research topics of 'Is alternative development undersupplied? Examination of residential preferences and choices of Northern California movers'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this