Transit Oriented Development PDF Print E-mail

Transit Oriented Development is a new name for the old idea that people use transit of there are activities they want to get to clustered near transit lines and stations.

Useful resources on TOD include

This paper looks at TOD within a historic context and it offers a performance oriented definition rather than physical form and project relations, which includes the following functions/outcomes: location efficiency, value recapture, livability, financial return, choice and efficient regional land use patterns. It states that not all TOD is a “panacea” and it also identifies challenges and gives recommendations for more viable TOD strategies.

This TOD paper identifies supporting trends, design features, perceived benefits, performance criteria and challenges such as financial risks to developers, initial public investments costs, unsupportive regulatory frameworks, and community resistance. It also offer s community planning approaches related to financial methods, coordinating stakeholders, tailoring land use regulations, adapting transit to suburbia, etc.

This PowerPoint from the City of Saint Paul 's Department of Planning and Economic Development is an overview that briefly identifies TOD and its characteristics, challenges, benefits, opportunities, and assessment factors.

This site lists guides, studies, articles, plans, and ordinance examples related to TOD and to its supporting market forces.

This is a basic presentation on TOD. Some of the research referred to is not cited; however, it is a good overview for those just needing to be introduced to TOD.