Land Use Planning Strategies--
Transit-Oriented Design and Development
See this website's Transportation section
on Key Transportation
Planning Principles--Transit-Oriented Designs for extensive
resources on mixed-use, walkable communities developed around
Livable Places: Transit Oriented Development
The Creating Livable Places Growth Visioning website of the
Southern California Council of Governments offers a number of
regional studies on planning for transit-oriented development.
for Transit-Oriented Development
A joint venture of Reconnecting America, the Center for Neighborhood
Technology, Strategic Economics and a consortium of other groups,
working to build the infrastructure for transit-oriented development
The Baltimore Smart Commute Initiative gives prospective home
buyers the opportunity to qualify for a mortgage with the help
of savings realized from using public transportation.
Transit-Oriented Development in the United States: Experiences, Challenges, and Prospects
Transportation Research Board, 2004
Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 102 examines the state of the practice and the benefits of transit-oriented development and joint development throughout the United States.
Livable Communities: A Policymaker’s Guide to Transit-Oriented
Local Government Commission, 1996
This print publication introduces Transit-Oriented Development
as a strategy for more livable places. Addressing the questions
of "why build near transit" and "why should elected
officials, land use agencies and developers pay more attention
to development near transit than to any other kind of development,"
the 84-page guidebook is filled with helpful advice, model examples,
and resources to help create livable, transit-oriented communities.
and Pavement: Transportation Design that Respects Community (PDF)
Michigan Land Use Institute, 2004
The report examines the impact context-sensitive design is having
on communities. Context-sensitive design seeks solutions that
blend roads, bicycle and pedestrian routes, and mass transit
with existing community structure and the natural environment.
Includes six case studies and recommendations.
The Returning City: Historic Preservation and Transit in the Age of Civic Revival
National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2004
A report examines how decisions about public transportation, land development and redevelopment, and historic preservation have complemented one another in dozens of communities nationwide, and how many different places can benefit by connecting historic preservation and transit.
Land Use Strategies to Minimize Motor Vehicle Emissions: An
Indirect Source Research Study
California Air Resources Board, June 1995
This report, based on a research study, provides
useful information to help local governments, air-quality boards,
and planning organizations develop land use-related programs
that increase transit use, walking, and bicycling, and reduce
automobile use. The report explains the purpose of the study,
describes transportation-related land-use strategies, outlines
performance goals and strategy recommendations for California
communities, and discusses implementation mechanisms. For additional
information, see the California Air Resources Board program
Strategies and Air Quality.
More Livable Communities with Transit-Oriented Development
Metropolitan Council, July 2000 (PDF)
The regional planning organization for the seven-county Twin
Cities area furnishes this online publication as a Guidebook
on Smart Growth. The Guidebook addresses issues related to site
selection, land use patterns, street configurations and design
details for creating transit-oriented development.
of Transit-Based Development
A September 2001 report by the Mineta Transportation Institute
that reviews policies and legislative programs that can be adopted
at all levels of government to encourage transit-based development.
A PDF file, 148 pages.
Last updated: November 29, 2004
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