Transit-Oriented Development

PAS Essential Info Packet 19

By American Planning Association

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Is your community considering light rail or bus rapid transit? Do you want to know how to encourage pedestrian-oriented development in transit station areas? Land-use patterns and site development practices have significant effects on the efficiency, convenience, and cost-effectiveness of multimodal transportation systems.

Transit-oriented development seeks to create an appropriate mix of uses to maximize transit access and use. This PAS Essential Info Packet provides an overview of how communities around the country are planning for transit-oriented development, as well as a wide variety of local plans, policies, and regulations highlighting the cutting edge in TOD practices.

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Date Published
May 1, 2008
APA Planning Advisory Service