Ten Principles For Successful Development Around Transit

ULI offers 10 principles that can serve as a checklist for the development of pedestrian-scale communities that will be suitable for public transportation.

New trends have emerged that favor cities, transit, and development around transit. A number of major cities with extensive transit networks -- including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, and Seattle -- are enjoying increases in overall population and even greater gains in downtown areas, where transit is most accessible. It is even possible in some cities to get by without a car on most days... What does it take to make such developments work? The principles presented here can serve as reminders for communities, designers, and developers who may have forgotten them. For those in newer, automobile-oriented communities, who have experienced nothing else, these principles can serve as a checklist for thedevelopment of pedestrian-scale communities that will be suitable for public transportation, either now or in the future. The principles will also be useful fortransit agencies and others engaged in new transit projects, to ensure thatnearby development will generate sufficient numbers of riders to support transit, and that transit will indeed enhance the community. [Editor's note: The link below is to a 2MB PDF document.]

Thanks to Chris Steins

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