Housing Near Transit

New Housing Units Approved Within 1/3 Mile of Rail Stations or Major Bus Corridors, and Share of Total Units Approved

Silicon Valley

Data Source:

City Planning and Housing Departments of Silicon Valley


Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies

Data are from Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s annual land-use survey of all cities within Silicon Valley. The 30 cities/counties included in the FY 2021-22 Housing Near Transit analysis were Belmont, Burlingame, Campbell, Colma, Cupertino, Daly City, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Fremont, Gilroy, Hillsborough, Los Altos, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Milpitas, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Newark, Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Jose, San Mateo, San Mateo County, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, South San Francisco, Sunnyvale, and Union City. Only cities containing rail stations or major bus corridors were included in the analysis for the share of housing near transit. Most recent data are for fiscal year 2022 (July 2021 through June 2022). The number of new housing units within one-third mile of transit are reported directly for each of the cities and counties participating in the survey. Places with one-third of a mile of transit are considered “walkable” (i.e., within a 5- to 10-minute walk for the average person). Transit oriented data prior to 2012 is reported within one-quarter mile of transit.

*Beginning in 2012, the definition of transit oriented development was changed from 1/4 mile to 1/3 mile.

Beginning in 2008, the Land Use Survey was expanded to include cities northward along the U.S. 101 corridor (Brisbane, Burlingame, Millbrae, San Bruno and South San Francisco).

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