Re: Cohousing traffic studies - Nyland
From: Ann Zabaldo (
Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2021 17:40:55 -0800 (PST)
Rozanna — 

You should contact Zev Paiss.  He lived at Nyland when that study was done.  He 
later moved to Nomad cohousing.  He was very active in cohousing in Colorado 
but even more so nationally.  In fact, we have Zev to thank for creating the 
organization that today we call CohousingUS.  He was one of the founders of a 
regional group called Rocky Mountain Cohousing waaaaaaay back in the early 
90’s.  He orchestrated moving the 501c3 designation for Rocky Mountain to our 
current organization.  He was an early activist and we continue reaping now the 
benefits of his early work.

This is the last email address I have for him:

Zev [at]

This is his wife, Neshama’s email address:

neshama [at]

You might also know Nyland had a study showing that Nyland used 49% of the 
water used by a similar development. Zev might also have that one, too.  

Best --

Ann Zabaldo
Takoma Village Cohousing
Washington, DC
Member, Board of Directors
Mid Atlantic Cohousing
Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC
Falls Church, VA

One minute you’re young and fun.  And the next, you’re turning down the stereo 
in your car to see better.

NOTE: I am switching back to: zabaldo [at]  Many apologies!  

> On Jan 6, 2021, at 1:53 PM, Midcoast Cohousing <midcoastcohousing [at] 
>> wrote:
> 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.
> Thanks!
> Rozanna
> _____________________
> 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.
> Sheila
> 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."
> also:
> "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.
> --Diane
> JP COHOUSING 617-524-6614
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