Stockton development creates affordability by favoring bikes and transit over cars

Anchor Village, which will serve 51 veteran and mentally disabled families, is one of the developments proposed for funding under California’s new cap-and-trade financed affordable housing grants. The development is in Stockton (one of the poorest area’s in the state) and is sited on a vacant lot near multiple bus stops and a train stop.

The most exciting part of the plan is the ratio of bike spaces to parking spaces: there are 68 bike spots compared to 35 places for cars. By reducing the mandatory parking spaces (most residents in the served populations don’t or can’t drive, according to a representative for the project) Anchor Village is able to save on construction costs, reducing the price-per-unit and keeping rents affordable.

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