Polycentrism, Commuting, and Residential Location in the San Francisco Bay Area

@article{Cervero1997PolycentrismCA,
  title={Polycentrism, Commuting, and Residential Location in the San Francisco Bay Area},
  author={Robert Cervero and K.-L. Wu},
  journal={Environment and Planning A},
  year={1997},
  volume={29},
  pages={865 - 886}
}
The San Francisco Bay Area has taken on a distinct polycentric metropolitan form, with three tiers of hierarchical employment centers encircling downtown San Francisco, the region's primary center. In this paper it is found that polycentric development is associated with differentials in suburban and urban commute trip times: commute trips made by employees of suburban centers are shorter in duration than commute trips made by their counterparts in larger and denser urban centers. Differentials… 

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