Sunday, August 20, 2006

BRT Means More Business For Downtown Berkeley

According to a survey of downtown Berkeley shoppers directed by Elizabeth Deakin of the UC Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies, more shoppers come downtown by transit than by car, 28% by transit compared with 20% by car:

"Over half stated that their shopping trip originated from home, while 1/5 each came from work or school. Consistent with these responses, 42% of all shoppers were walking to their shopping destination. 28% took transit to downtown Berkeley, and 20% had driven and parked downtown, with about 2/3 parking on-street."

It seems clear that when BRT attracts the 10,000 new transit riders that AC Transit predicts, that will mean more customers coming downtown.

This survey is available at


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