Published in ITE Journal, October 2021
Written by Paige Glassman, EIT, Transportation Planning Specialist
Transit oriented developments (TODs), while defined differently throughout the country, are generally compact, mixed-use development near transit facilities that offer high-quality pedestrian and bicycle facilities. TODs are a relatively new concept in the United States; these developments are located in moderate to high density areas and can be new construction or redevelopment. Based on proximity to public transit, TODs often feature higher transit and non-automotive transportation. The most common land uses within TODs are residential, commercial, and office.