ULI Nashville Civic Leadership Forum: 3 Traffic & Parking

Higher-Density Development: Myth and Fact examines widespread misconceptions related to higher-density development and seeks to dispel them with relevant facts and information.

Although residents of low-density single-family communities tend to have two or more cars per household, residents of high-density apartments and condominiums tend to have only one car per household

MYTH: Higher-density development creates more regional traffic congestion and parking problems than low-density developments.

FACTS: Less traffic is generated per unit with higher-density development than low-density development.

• Walking and public transit are more feasible.

• Opportunities for shared parking are created.

• Public transit experiences higher ridership and a greater return on investment.