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Shops and services don’t necessarily flock to new subway stations.

Schuetz, Jenny (2015) Shops and services don’t necessarily flock to new subway stations. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (19 Nov 2015). Website.

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In many large cities, established public transport stations are often accompanied by a number of shops and services. But do newly built stations similarly encourage nearby commercial activities? In new research which examines the effects of new transit stations in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and San Francisco/San Jose, Jenny Schuetz finds that despite considerable investment, these developments have generally not attracted shops, restaurants and services. She writes that this may be down to a number of local factors, including zoning regulations, and local residents’ preferences towards cars.

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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY-NC 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 10:19
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2021 23:22

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