Oh my, that picture with the school bus is so sad. The girl is driven from her house to the end of the driveway, where the bus picks her up.
40% of those surveyed in Greater Boston desired walkable urbanism, while 30% favored drivable suburbanism and 30% would accept either. Leinberger estimates that 10% of housing in Sunbelt cities like Atlanta and Phoenix is in walkable urban places, while 25% of housing in Boston and Chicago is in this category.
[T]here is a clear trade off between the housing and transportation expenses of
Working Families. Families that spend more than half of their total household expenditures on housing put 7.5 percent of their budget towards transportation. By contrast, families that spend 30 percent or less of their total budget on housing spend nearly one-quarter of their budget on transportation — three times as much as those in less affordable housing.
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