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Tag Archives: Transit Oriented Development

April 26, 2017
Effectiveness of Transit Oriented Development in Reducing Car Use
Urban Policy & Research (abstract)

A transit oriented development (TOD) approach for Perth, Western Australia has been employed as one means of reducing car dependency. Planning for Subiaco Station precinct, one of the first Perth TOD precincts, commenced two decades ago. Has the project been effective?

April 20, 2017
Study: Big Tech Companies Should Move Closer To Transit
San Francisco Chronicle

SPUR, a San Francisco planning and research organization, is pushing for other companies to follow in Box’s tracks. In a study released Thursday, it cites Box as a rare example of tech companies that have located near public transportation.

April 10, 2017
April 4, 2017
Only 2.5% Of Land In NYC Region Is Walkable Urban
Forbes

New York City was the country’s first truly urban area. But today, the suburbs around it, despite being linked by rail transportation, are almost entirely sprawled suburbia and present huge, untapped potential for transit-oriented development.

March 29, 2017
March 26, 2017
March 15, 2017
L.A. Releases JJJ-Driven TOD Incentives
Streetsblog L.A.

Now that Measure S has clearly been soundly defeated, the city of Los Angeles is implementing that other planning reform measure that actually passed. Measure JJJ, or the “Build Better L.A.” initiative, received 64.8 percent approval in the November 2016 election.

March 5, 2017
Charlotte’s Light Rail Development Lessons
Charlotte Business Journal

2017 marks the 10-year anniversary of the opening of the 10-mile Lynx Blue Line, connecting uptown to Pineville. The line has spurred billions of dollars in new development; but how has Charlotte progressed since then?

February 13, 2017
A Model to Keep Homes Near Transit Affordable
Streetsblog Denver

Housing is in short supply in Denver, and that applies to the areas near transit stations, where people are willing to pay a premium. Will the new transit-oriented development be affordable to Denverites on the lower half of the income spectrum?

February 12, 2017
February 6, 2017
February 5, 2017
Utah Bill Would Ban Transit Oriented Development
Salt Lake Tribune

The Utah Transit Authority would be forced to change how its board members are chosen, face a ban on new “transit-oriented development” deals and be required to improve how it listens to the public under a bill introduced in the Legislature on Friday.

MARTA Cancels Brookhaven Development
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

MARTA has canceled a commercial and residential development at its Brookhaven transit station amid a rift with the city about financing for of the project.

February 2, 2017
February 1, 2017
Cities, Burbs Require Too Much Parking Near Transit
Washington Post

Auto-centric standards and zoning requirements have led to too much parking being built around transit stations, leaving many parking spaces empty and wasting valuable land that could be better used, according to a study released Tuesday by Smart Growth America.

January 31, 2017
Parking Requirements for Transit-Oriented Developments
Transportation For America

The oversupply of parking around transit — usually at the direction of outdated engineering guidelines — takes up valuable land, raises the cost of development, and misses key opportunities.

January 24, 2017
Jobs Doubled Along Cleveland’s New BRT Corridor
Cleveland Plain-Dealer

The number of jobs nearly doubled along Euclid Avenue following completion of the bus rapid transit HealthLine in 2008, according a new study released by the Center for Population Dynamics at Cleveland State University.

January 17, 2017
January 12, 2017
Housing, Jobs Pop Up Along D.C.’s Green Line
Greater Greater Washington

The Green Line is an economic engine in the Washington region, attracting jobs, housing, retail, and young people, says a new report. It’s a great example of how important public transit and transit-oriented development are to economic growth in our cities.

January 10, 2017
TOD Provides Fiscal Benefits for Local Governments
Urban Land Institute

The study of nearly 10,000 TOD and nonTOD apartment units within the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. metropolitan region concluded that transit-oriented development (TOD) is a responsible fiscal choice for local governments and can save them money.

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