Description

The coming of California High-Speed Rail (HSR) offers opportunities for positive urban transformations in both first-tier and second-tier cities. The research in this report explores the different but complementary roles that first-tier and second-tier cities along the HSR network can play in making California more sustainable and less dependent on fossil fuels while reducing mobile sources of greenhouse gas emissions and congestion at airports and on the state’s roadways. Drawing from case studies of cities in Northern and Southern California, the study develops recommendations for the planning, design, and programming of areas around California stations for the formation of transit-supportive density nodes.

Publication Date

3-2-2012

Publication Type

Report

Topic

Passenger Rail

MTI Project

1030

Publisher

Mineta Transportation Institute

Keywords

High-speed rail, California, Urban development, Transit stations

Disciplines

Transportation

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