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Case Study: In Hayward, It Takes a Transit Village - Mixed Use for an Aging Community

2009 | Download

A case study of the Hayward, Calif., development of a housing transit village that promotes neighborliness and ease of access for all residents, especially those whose mobility is impaired due to chronic illness, injury, or advanced age.

The transit village project offers an example of how to successfully plan for and create a community that promotes neighborliness and ease of access for all residents, especially those whose mobility is impaired due to chronic illness, injury, or advanced age.

Higher-density housing developments help make communities “walkable” and transit-oriented by provid-ing a critical mass of residents who need neighborhood shops and services, as well as transportation to and from the development, grocery stores, and a variety of community-based agencies. These develop-ments increase socialization and improve access to support services, which in turn promotes better health and reduces isolation among older adults who may not have family or friends in the area.