A debate is simmering in Los Angeles between transit planners, developers, urban planners, and community activists about the future of transit-oriented development.
Jun 13, 2010 Los Angeles Streetsblog
As planners, one of our roles is to help stretch the scope of what is considered possible. For example, between 1950 and 2000 most development was highly automobile-dependent, based on the assumption that almost all travel would be by personal automobile and other modes were relatively unimportant. This pattern is so well established that many people have difficulty imagining anything different. It is useful to help people understand the full range of options available, from automobile dependency to carfree communities.
Feb 8, 2010 By
City officials in Houston have unanimously approved zoning and policy changes that will encourage walkable development around the city's expanding light rail network.
Aug 21, 2009 The Houston Chronicle
The Denver Housing Authority is planning on demolishing one of the city's oldest low-income public housing projects to make way for a new mixed-use, transit-oriented housing development.
Aug 13, 2009 The Denver Post
As a planned rapid transit line gets closer to completion in Vancouver, there's a debate brewing about what sort of development should spring up around it.
Jul 21, 2009 The Vancouver Sun
Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) refers to communities with high quality public transit services, good walkability, and compact, mixed land use. This allows people to choose the best option for each trip: walking and cycling for local errands, convenient and comfortable public transit for travel along major urban corridors, and automobile travel to more dispersed destinations. People who live and work in such communities tend to own fewer vehicles, drive less, and rely more on alternative modes.
Jun 7, 2009 By
Transit oriented development is lacking near many of Philadelphia's transit stops, but new projects are bringing the city up to speed.
May 3, 2009 The Philadelphia Daily News
This column argues that legislation to build a new stadium for Washington D.C.'s professional soccer team is also a move to jumpstart development around many of the area's transit stations.
Apr 11, 2009 The Gazette
A transit-oriented development boom in Southeast Seattle is coming to a halt, as the economic recession sets in.
Apr 7, 2009 The Seattle Times