Does public transportation promote feelings of well-being?

09/18/2013 | Atlantic Cities, The

A University of Minnesota researcher has conducted a study linking proximity to high-quality public transportation with heightened feelings of satisfaction. In conducting his research, Jason Cao compared levels of satisfaction among residents living near the Hiawatha light rail line in Minneapolis with people in other neighborhoods. "[P]erceived accessibility to destinations has a direct effect on satisfaction with life," he concluded.

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