Friday, July 19, 2024

Bringing Equity to Transit-Oriented Development

How can cities expand TOD for all?

This video from Planetizen highlights the benefits of equitable transit-oriented development (eTOD) for residents and small businesses, including increased access to jobs, services, and potential local grants or loans. ETOD also plays a role in mitigating gentrification and displacement, maintaining economic resilience, and reducing vehicle miles traveled and greenhouse gas emissions. The video also discusses how eTOD can help low-income households stay closer to urban cores, reducing the need for extended transit services. These benefits can help strengthen social cohesion and positive health outcomes for vulnerable populations.