(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

The impacts of LRT, neighbourhood characteristics, and self-selection on auto ownership : evidence from Minneapolis-St. Paul

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

CAO J. ; CAO X. ;

  • Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, ETATS-UNIS
  • Center for Transport Geography and Spatial Planning, Shaanxi Normal Univ., Xi'an, CHINE


This article examines the effects of light rail transit (LRT) in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, USA neighbourhood design and selfselection on auto ownership. It is found that residential self-selection influences auto ownership; backyard size, off-street parking and business density marginally affect auto ownership; and the LRT does not have an independent impact on auto ownership beyond neighbourhood design and self-selection. The results point to the importance of neighbourhood design in rail transit development


Article of periodic

published at : Urban studies / ISSN 0042-0980

Editor : Longman Group, Harlow - ROYAUME-UNI (1964)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 51, no10 [pp. 2068-2087]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 1 fig0, 7 tabl., 2 cartes



Digital Object Identifier

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