Does Transit Oriented Development Work?

The Cascade Policy Institute evaluates whether the social benefits of TODs exceed the costs of subsidies.

"...Government planners in Portland have mounted a multi-pronged campaign to simply make driving as difficult as possible, hoping to force people onto transit... Portland's TOD strategy promises to increase transit use, reduce congestion, and make the city more livable. The question is, how do TODs actually work? Do the social benefits exceed the social costs of the subsidies? An examination of several new TODs reveals some interesting answers.

Thanks to Transport Policy Listserv

Full Story: The mythical world of Transit Oriented Development

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