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Residential Relocation and Commuting Behavior in Shanghai, China: The Case for Transit Oriented Development

  • Author(s): Cervero, Robert
  • Day, Jennifer
  • et al.

This paper examines the effects of residential relocation to Shanghai’s suburbs on job accessibility and commuting, focusing on the influences of proximity to metrorail services and neighborhood environments on commute behavior and choices. The policy implications of the research findings on the planning and design of suburban communities in large cities like Shanghai are addressed in the conclusion. Our research suggests that TOD has a potentially important role to play in placing China’s large, rail-served cities on a more sustainable pathway.

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