TOD Is Great, But Where Do We Park?

Transit-oriented development is a necessary but not sufficient precondition to more transit ridership, writes Bill Fulton.

"Throughout California, transit-oriented development (TOD) is the rage. ...Concentrating new housing and commercial development around the growing number of rail transit stations in California will help accommodate the need for new growth while minimizing the traffic impact.

That's the theory anyway. Opponents of the TOD concept say that it won't work. Even when development is concentrated around rail stops, they argue, nobody rides the rails. Everybody still drives. So all TODs will do is create new auto traffic congestion points - around rail stops nobody uses.

So who's right?"

Thanks to Chris Steins

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