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Transit Oriented Development


Curitiba BRT Corridor Development © IPPUC

Transit oriented development (TOD) refers to development activity located along or within walking distance to public transport routes that "mixes residential, retail, office, and public uses in a walkable environment, making it convenient for residents and employees to travel by transit, bicycle, or foot." The main purpose of TOD is enhancing mobility by decreasing reliance on the automobile and by encouraging use of alternate modes of transportation such as public transport, walking, and biking. Transit Oriented Developments comprise high-density developments located within walking distance (400 to 800 metres) of public transport centres (train station, metro station, light rail or tram station, bus rapid transit or bus station) with lower-density development spreading progressively outwards.

Read more in the gTKP Urban Mobility Topic Information Sheet on Transit Oriented Development.