What to transportation projects to build? …planners, engineers, and the public have different ideas. Transit agencies may face fiscal crisis. Repurposing railways for active transport. FTA grants for poverty-stricken areas. Preserve farmland by stopping sprawl.Read more
Resource link: Transit-Oriented Displacement or Community Dividends?
Tackling an under-researched connection between transit-oriented development (TOD) and displacement, Karen Chapple and Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris establish the case for greater consideration of how TOD projects affect vulnerable residents within their geographic pull.
Suburban design is a tragedy of the commons. Rural transit improvements in NH. Housing affordability and TOD. Atlanta advances TOD at King Memorial Station.Read more
Neglected bus stops and infrastructure dollars. A new normal for post-pandemic ridership? Changing NJ’s affordable housing rules. Bike parking at transit hubs. Zoning reform for transit and sustainability goals. Support for taller buildings and high-density housing in Auckland.Read more
Themes this week: Designing for the post-pandemic era. Will city dwellers decamp for the suburbs (thinking that it makes them safer)? Meanwhile there are TOD plans and projects aplenty, including those for affordable and supportive housing.Read more
This week’s news… staying safe when riding transit, the enduring appeal of urban places, and thinking beyond zoning to promote affordable housing.Read more
Cities and organizations look to promote sustainable practices post-pandemic. Jersey City and Plainfield projects. Portal Bridge funds. TOD from around the country. And work progresses on one of the world’s largest underground transportation hubs in Beijing.Read more
Report link: Advancing Equitable Transit-Oriented Development through Community Partnerships and Public Sector Leadership
This 2016 white paper, produced by MZ Strategies, LLC with funding from the Ford Foundation, showcases eTOD efforts in four regions — Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis–Saint Paul, and Seattle.
Union Township redevelopment. Corona virus affects transit; TOD-supportive legislation in Maryland; Fighting gentrification in St. Paul; Legislation stalls in Indiana; Declining bus ridership. Jakarta MRT expands TOD role; Bangkok to double transit system.Read more
Collingswood & Haddon Twp engage on bike-ped master plan, Hoboken revisits station area redevelopment plan, Jersey City to update rent control regs, Linden approves mixed-use project. Boston South Station plans, Brooklyn Park MN rezones, Improving women’s transit using data, New Rochelle testifies on H.R. 4037, Chicago stays development near linear park, Atlanta advances op-zone. UK fights sprawl, Montreal’s ridership growth.Read more