Talking Headways Podcast: Guidelines and Expectations for Transit Oriented Development

This week we’re joined by Abby Thorne Lyman, who manages the transit-oriented development program at BART. Abby discusses how the agency pulled together its new transit-oriented development guidelines. We talk about the importance of reduced parking, the ridership benefits of TOD, and expectations transit agencies should have for property developers.

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Does Transit-Oriented Development Work Even Without Transit?

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Yes, says urban planner Neil Payton. From his guest column today on Reconnecting America’s blog: Denver’s light rail, in the background, ended up increasing the value of nearby homes. (Photo: Denver Post) Either [local planners] view [transit access] as too distant a possibility to factor in or, ironically, they view rail transit as a means […]

Wiki Wednesday: Transit-Oriented Development

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Streetcar-served TOD in Dallas, TX If the United States is in fact on the verge of a transit renaissance, transit-oriented development will have to be part of the mix. In this week’s StreetsWiki entry, slinkp writes: Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) grew popular in the 1980s and 1990s as a response to suburban sprawl and a means […]

NGOs Work to Fill Transit-Oriented Development Void

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Today the Tri-State Transportation Campaign joined the One Region Funders’ Group* and The Fund for New Jersey in announcing a grant program to foster metro area transit-oriented development. The program intends to encourage transit oriented development, or mixed use development within a fourth to half mile of a train or bus station, by offering financial […]