Cohousing traffic studies - Nyland
From: Midcoast Cohousing (
Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2021 10:53:12 -0800 (PST)
Hi, Friends,

I asked about this topic last fall for a new cohousing project I’m working on 
in Maine.  In the string of previous emails about this topic (see below), 
Sheila Braun of Champlain Valley Cohousing mentioned that she’d post a copy of 
an EPA study of Nyland in Colorado that found that residents made 25% fewer car 
trips per household than adjacent condos and single-family homes.  

I haven’t been able to find the study on the website (but I have no idea how to 
do that!), so I wonder if someone could send me a copy?  My email to Sheila was 
bounced back.

And any other info on traffic studies in cohousing would be great.



Rozanna Patane
Midcoast Cohousing LLC
PO Box 592
York Harbor, ME 03911
H  207-363-7748
C  207-351-5042

RE: Re: [C-L]Traffic Studies <– Date –> <– Thread –>
From: sbraun (sbraun
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 14:55:03 -0700 (MST)
The second study is the one I have a copy of. It actually isn't true that
they compared the cohousing community against other local
communities-rather, they compared it with standards expectations of traffic.
It's possible that no built community drives as much as planners expect.
Unless anybody objects, I'll post the study to the list so it gets into the
archives. But give me a few days to enter it into my computer.
Project Coordinator
Champlain Valley Cohousing
(802) 425-5030
-----Original Message-----
From: cohousing-l-admin [at]
[mailto:cohousing-l-admin [at]]On Behalf Of Diane Simpson
Sent: Wednesday, November 20, 2002 10:56 PM
To: cohousing-l [at]
Subject: Re: [C-L]_Re: [C-L]Traffic Studies
This is from the Spring 2002 issue of Terrain Magazine:
"In a 1996 study, Australiain architect Dr. Graham Meltzer examined the
social and environmental sustainability of 18 cohousing communities.
meltzer found that, overall, cohousing residents owned fewer cars tan
they did before living in cohousing, and were more actively involved in
recycling and composting."
"According to a UA EPA-funded study of the Nyland cohousing community
in Colorado, residents made 25% fewer car trips per household than the
residents of adjacent condominiums and single-family housholds."
Terrain Magazine is published by the Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo
Avenue, Berkely California, 94702.
JP COHOUSING 617-524-6614

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