Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)

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Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)
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Last Edit Date 2018-07-02

Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) means :

SDABC2015.png The ABC for Sustainable Cities - A glossary for policy makers. 1st edition (2015)

Transit-oriented development is a mixed-use residential and commercial area designed to maximise access to public, and often incorporates features to encourage transit ridership. A TOD neighbourhood typically has a centre with a transit station or stop (train station, metro station, tram stop, or bus stop), surrounded by relatively high-density development with progressively lower-density development spreading outward from the centre. TODs generally are located within a radius of one-quarter to one-half mile (400 to 800 m) from a transit stop, as this is considered to be an appropriate scale for pedestrians, thus solving the last mile problem.

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